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Posted By: Professor on 6/8/2017 08:04 AM in Ignorance. Published on 5/28/2017.

Joseph Farah spills dirty little secret behind left's assault on statues, flags, memorials "Have you noticed the movement to remove statues, memorials, flags and markers that commemorate the historical real...MORE

Posted By: Eagle1 on 2/21/2016 08:24 AM in Corruption Couch. Published on 2/20/2016.

“The Federal Reserve, that body that is not federal, nor does it have reserves, is such a central planner.” "The Austrian School of Economics would be quick to note that central planne...MORE

Posted By: BullsEye on 11/27/2014 06:26 AM in Debt. Published on 11/24/2014.

"From the dawn of history, elites have always attempted to enslave humanity.  Yes, there have certainly been times when those in power have slaughtered vast numbers of people, but normally those in powe...MORE

Posted By: DOC on 4/4/2014 01:17 PM in Road To Rome. Published on 4/4/2014.

"David Stockman tells it like it is.  In his interview and from his articles posted on his website, “Contra Corner”, Mr. Stockman gives the cold hard and politically incorrect version of wha...MORE

Posted By: Professor on 2/6/2014 12:22 PM in The Enemy Within. Published on 2/5/2014.

"The Federal Reserve's quantitative easing (QE) program is damaging for the economy, says Campbell Harvey, an international business professor at Duke University's business school."I don't agree that there s...MORE

Posted By: BullsEye on 1/11/2014 01:52 PM in Culture. Published on 1/11/2014.

Someone got fired today but don't file this under any kind of 'presidential leadership" folder: "The Obama administration is ditching CGI Federal, the main contractor that oversaw development of the ba...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 1/2/2014 08:01 AM in Crony Capitalism. Published on 1/2/2014.

Michelle Obama's Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the no-bid contract to build the disastrous Obamacare website. Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of '85, is senior vice ...MORE

Posted By: DAD on 10/30/2013 09:31 AM in Comment Corner. Published on 10/30/2013.

"I've always avoided reporting on the Federal Reserve. I know it's more important than much of the stuff I cover, but it's so boring. How can I succeed on TV reporting on the Fed? Fed chairs even work at bei...MORE

Posted By: Caxy on 4/1/2013 08:43 AM in Corruption Couch. Published on 3/31/2013.

And we're still at risk of it happening all over again Then, when the Fed’s fire hoses started spraying an elephant soup of liquidity injections in every direction and its balance sheet grew by $1.3 t...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 1/14/2013 10:04 AM in Money. Published on 1/14/2013.

The U.S. government pays a private entity (The Federal Reserve) – to create money out of thin air. The U.S. government then pays this private entity (The Federal Reserve) interest on the newly created...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 11/5/2012 01:47 PM in Muzzled. Published on 11/3/2012.

"Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Chairman Eric S. Rosengren says he favored the Fed’s continuing QE3 policies until at least the unemployment numbers drop below 7.25%, even if those policies fail to sto...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 11/1/2012 08:49 PM in Road To Rome. Published on 12/1/2011.

The Federal Reserve just gave the United States a ticket to board the sinking Titanic that is socialist Europe.? Now cheap dollars borrowed by weak nations will shore up failing models of socialist governme...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 10/2/2012 01:24 AM in Money. Published on 1/17/1996.

Executive Order 1110 gave the US the ability to create its own money backed by silver. ... http://www.john-f-kennedy.net/executiveorder11110.htm "On June 4, 1963, a little known attempt was made to strip th...MORE

Posted By: G-man on 3/6/2012 05:16 PM in Government. Published on 3/6/2012.

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results" -- Albert Einstein "No sooner had the housing market bubble burst in 2008 than the culprit for the real estate bubble w...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 1/19/2012 08:38 AM in Corruption Couch. Published on 7/1/2006.

"While millions of Americans look with awe to the Federal Reserve to protect the nation's financial well being, millions more mistrust the Fed, seeing it as an unaccountable, private banking cartel siphoning...MORE

Posted By: TBird on 5/3/2011 09:05 AM in Language. Published on 5/3/2011.

When people in Washington start creating fancy new phrases, instead of using plain English, you know they are "doing something they don't want us to understand. It was an act of war when we started bombing...MORE

Posted By: Liberty on 7/14/2007 04:22 PM in Road To Rome. Published on 7/14/2007.

If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks...will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up...MORE

Posted By: BullsEye on 7/14/2007 04:09 PM in Video. Published on 7/14/2007.

"The powers of financial capitalism had a far-reaching plan, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the eco...MORE



Glenn Beck Exposes The Private Fed; Gets Fired By Fox

"I never liked Glenn Beck much, but it is quite a coincidence that he comes out with the real truth about the private Federal Reserve, and then loses his show on Fox News. Like Ron Paul always says, the Fed is the true facilitator of big government. They could never tax enough, or borrow enough to pay for the wars and corporate welfare without the printing press and world reserve currency status. Do your own research; read G. Edward Griffin's classic "The Creature from Jekyll Island." The creation of the Fed WAS A CONSPIRACY. No theorizing needed. Our forefathers fought since the founding to deny the bankers a monopoly over the control of currency and credit. We have fallen under the control of the banking establishment, and they have tied their fraudulent debt to the fiscal wellbeing of America.

If you consider yourself a proponent of limited, Constitutional government, you have an obligation to fight the Federal Reserve. The neocon talkers like Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, Ingraham, and even Savage will not explain the truth. While popular outrage is focused at the Fed, the neocons are trying RIGHT NOW to shift the focus to Chinese policy and their alleged (get this) currency manipulation! Ever heard of QE2?

Aired on March 25, 2011 - Fox News Channel's "Glenn Beck"

This video clip may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes only. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law." -- P0LICEstateWATCH (4/8/11)


Hidden Secrets Of Money: Mike Maloney “Currency Vs. Money” (1/4)

 

Currency vs. Money is the 1st Episode of Mike Maloney's Hidden Secrets of Money, a series presented by Mike Maloney as he travels the world to uncover the Hidden Secrets of Money

 

Hidden Secrets Of Money: Mike Maloney “Currency vs. Money” (1/4)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyV0OfU3-FU

 

Hidden Secrets Of Money: Mike Maloney “Seven Stages Of Empire” (2/4)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdSq5H7awi8

 

Hidden Secrets Of Money: Mike Maloney “Dollar Crisis To Golden Opportunity” (3/4)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-IemeM-Ado

 

The Biggest Scam In The History Of Mankind: Mike Maloney “Hidden Secrets of Money” (4/4)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFDe5kUUyT0

 

Facebook Blocks Hidden Secrets Of Money Episode 4 - Michael Maloney

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxBnm1QCMAs

 

How does the Global Financial Crisis End - Michael Maloney explains

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRmFEYEDP7Q


MONEY FOR NOTHING: Inside The Federal Reserve

Majority Report 10/23/13 - Jim Bruce: Money For Nothing: The Fed Documentary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DsTZWlMAcg

Homa Nasab In Conversation w Jim Bruce, Documentary Filmmaker MONEY FOR NOTHING...Federal Reserve
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R42GJcWVyBA


Capitalist Conspiracy - Masters Of The Universe

Was there a takeover of the United States by international bankers? In this program you will visit the scene of a crime so perfect that, for thirty years, no one knew it had even taken place. Join us as we investigate the birth of a criminal conspiracy to rob each and every bank vault in America, all at the same time. This is the true, behind the scenes, story of the birth of the United States Federal Reserve.


G. Edward Griffin Creature From Jekyll Island Second Look At The Federal Reserve

The total money scam. The government can only tax it's people so much. So whatever extra money they want, they get the FED to print or create out of thin air. This devalues the dollars you hold in your hand, thus is the inflation tax. RON PAUL IS THE ONLY person in Washington that would guarantee an end to this. This is THE ISSUE OF OUR DAY and our nation hangs in the balance of a MAJOR financial meltdown. The money changers of our day are running short on tricks and we need a return to sound money. Ron Paul. www.mises.org Murray Rothbard - What Has Government Done to Our Money." mattmattmatt1100 (5/7/11)

The Birth of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank - How usury destroyed America
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q93R5EQVOLI

The Creature from Jekyll Island | G. Edward Griffin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04MPZgyhG5s

The Collectivist Conspiracy - G. Edward Griffin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZAu9oUTcyE


Federal Reserve Is A Ponzi Scheme

The following video was broadcast on MSNBCs Morning Meeting, Friday, July 24, 2009

Federal Reserve is a Ponzi Scheme "an Inside Job: http://blacklistednews.com/?news_id=4977


The Case Against The FED

The most powerful case against the American central bank ever written. This work begins with a mini-treatment of money and banking theory, and then plunges right in with the real history of the Federal Reserve System. Murray N. Rothbard covers the struggle between competing elites and how they converged with the Fed. Audio book produced by the Ludwig von Mises Institute and read by Floy Lilley. http://mises.org

Read Murray N. Rothbard's complete book, "The Case Against the Fed" online: http://mises.org/resources/3430

Audio book playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list...


Money, Banking And The Federal Reserve

"Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson understood "The Monster". But to most Americans today, "Federal Reserve" is just a name on the dollar bill. They have no idea of what the central bank does to the economy, or to their own economic lives; of how and why it was founded and operates; or of the sound money and banking that could end the statism, inflation, and business cycles that the Fed generates.

Dedicated to Murray N. Rothbard, steeped in American history and Austrian economics, and featuring Ron Paul, Joseph Salerno, Hans Hoppe, and Lew Rockwell, this extraordinary documentary is the clearest, most compelling explanation ever offered of the Fed, and why curbing it must be our first priority.

Alan Greenspan was not, we're told, happy about this 1996 blockbuster. Watch it, and you'll understand why. This is economics and history as they are meant to be: fascinating, informative, and motivating. This movie is changing America." misesmedia (2/22/06)


How Banks Create Money Out Of Thin Air

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




FIAT EMPIRE: Why The Federal Reserve Violates The U.S. Constitution

"Some feel the "Fed" is a "bunch of organized crooks" (as John Adams put it) and others feel some of its practices "are in violation of the U.S. Constitution." Discover why experts agree the Fed is a banking cartel that benefits mainly bankers and their clients in need of "easy money" and bailouts.

A James Jaeger Film featuring RON PAUL, Congressman/Presidential Candidate; G. EDWARD GRIFFIN, Author/Producer; EDWIN VIEIRA, Author/Constitutional Attorney and TED BAEHR, Founder of MovieGuide and Christian Film & TV Commission.

The Fed also benefits a Congress that would rather go deeper in debt than seek funding from its constituents. Long-term studies indicate the Federal Reserve System encourages war, destabilizes the economy (by causing boom and bust cycles), generates inflation (a hidden tax) and is the supreme instrument of unjust enrichment for a select group of insiders. If you are fed up with an ever-expanding state and corporations that are "too-big-to-fail," look no farther than the fiat currency printed by the Federal Reserve System." OriginalIntentDoc (8/16/11)

Peppermit Patty's on to something
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_mb_c8su7k



Victoria Grant: 12 Year Old Canadian Gets It

 

The United States Federal Reserve Bank, a misnomer if ever there was one, is neither federal, nor do they maintain any reserves.  It is a private banking cartel owned by the wealthiest of the world’s wealthiest, with its allegiance to England and the Bank of England.

 

What is money?

 

The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States is nothing less than a Central Bank, which has an exclusive monopoly in the United States to print money.  On August 15, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon announced that the United States would no longer redeem currency for gold.  The U.S. dollar is therefore backed by absolutely nothing.  It is nothing more than an IOU – a symbol of debt.  The U.S. Dollar is a Fiat Currency.

 

No individual, with the slightest understanding of how this system works, and free to decide for themselves, would ever accept this debt instrument in exchange for product or service.  It is only through force (law), that we are mandated to accept this as “legal” tender. 

 

 

There is a wealth of information out there about money and “fiat” currencies.  The house of cards as they say is beginning to fall.  Look no further than Europe.

 

Victoria Grant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Bx5Sc3vWefE

 

12-year old Victoria Grant explains why her homeland, Canada, and most of the world, is in debt. April 27, 2012 at the Public Banking in America Conference, Philadelphia, PA. For more information see http://www.publicbankinginstitute.org. It is also posted at https://vimeo.com/41954094


Fractional Reserve Banking - Debt Based Currency Scam

In this video Eric Padden discusses how fractional reserve banking works and why a debt based currency is unsustainable." -- (5/5/11)

Visit Eric's website at http://ericpadden.com/


Money As Debt: Fractional Reserve Banking - Cartels Robbing The Public

"This highly informative and easy to understand film covers what money is, how is has been dealt with in the past and how our current Fractional reserve banking system works. It explains how these institutions get away with robbing the unsuspecting public by creating monetary policies designed to enslave society, while keeping the system in a perpetual state of rising debt." -- (2/1/09)  part 1/5

"Paul Grignon's 47-minute animated presentation of "Money as Debt" tells in very simple and effective graphic terms what money is and how it is being created. It is an entertaining way to get the message out. The Cowichan Citizens Coalition and its "Duncan Initiative" received high praise from those who previewed it. I recommend it as a painless but hard-hitting educational tool and encourage the widest distribution and use by all groups concerned with the present unsustainable monetary system in Canada and the United States." -- (10/28/07)

Money As Debt (part 2/5)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sanOXoWl0kc&feature=related

Money As Debt (part 3/5)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTv1fo6sKmo&feature=relmfu

Money As Debt (part 4/5)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qicabStQkc&feature=relmfu

Money As Debt (part 5/5)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_5J4yh3Y8w&feature=related


Money Is Debt - Debt Is Money

"Since Nixon's evaporation of the gold standard, the US currency has been backed by little more than confidence. Confidence in the people's lack of understanding of the monetary system that is. The Federal Reserve is not federal, it is privately owned. They can lend multiples of what exists in reserves, under fractional reserve banking. They control the amount of money in circulation, which comes in to existance through loans made to banks and governments. Since the money comes into existance through debt it has to be repaid, but with interest. Therefore the debt is larger than the money supply and inflation, along with defaults and bankruptcy, become permanent problems." -- (3/4/09)


Banking - The Greatest Scam On Earth

"The Greatest Scam on Earth - The Money Scam! The Money Scam is hidden right out in the open, yet buried in complication and confusion. A retired banker describes simply, the world's Money Scam and the reason every country is now going bankrupt. Private bankers have stolen the money creation process, and whereas once our money was created by the governments, debt-free, it is now created out of thin air and issued as debt with interest charges. In today's banker controlled world, money = debt, debt = slavery and therefore money = slavery --- our monetary systems have become systems of enslavement. Money is created out of nothing, issued as debt, not enough money is created for the future interest payments and inflation steals our savings. The money creation process should be taken away from the banks and given to the governments who can create money debt-free, interest-free. This is how it used to be done and we needed no income taxes. Finally, it is explained what we should do to stop supporting the money scam." BoKnowsEntertainment (9/11/11)


The Federal Reserve "Debt Machine" Explained In 3 Minutes

"Money - whether its a tangible piece of paper or a number on a screen - is intrinsically worthless, yet it fuels the modern world. In America the ultimate control of money rests with the bankers of the Federal Reserve System. Because of this it is detrimental that we as citizens understand how this shadowy - private - organization works and how it's ultimate goal is to forever enslave us in a descending pit of debt that we will never crawl out of." Joshua Owens (2/21/13)

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The Dollar Bubble

The Dollar Bubble starring Peter Schiff, Ron Paul, Marc Faber, Gerald Celente, Jim Rogers, and others. Prepare now for the U.S. dollar collapse." InflationUS (11/23/09)


Visualizing The Growth Of Federal Regulation Since 1950

"Senior Research Fellow Patrick McLaughlin demonstrates the growth of federal regulation in the United States since 1950 by stacking books from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). 

The red and black colors do not signify anything relevant to this demonstration. The federal government releases partial updates to the CFR on a quarterly basis and changes the color from one year to the next.

Book stacks for 1950, 1970, and 1990 are represented using the average size volume in 2013, which is roughly 750 pages long. Stack size is calculated by dividing the page count in those years by 750 pages. The data for page counts in the CFR comes from https://www.federalregister.gov/uploa...MercatusCenter (9/2/14)


Glenn Beck: "Federal Reserve Is A Complete Scam"

Glenn Beck used his Monday evening broadcast to expose the four key ways in which the Federal Reserve is a “scam,” namely because:

  1. We’re not allowed to see who owns the Fed
  2. We’re not allowed to audit the Fed
  3. The Fed is our biggest lender (bigger than China)
  4. The Fed is the biggest receiver of Federal funds

Beck believes that the Federal Reserve and the Treasury are doing something “you and I couldn’t get away with,” and that’s “writing bad checks.”

“We are paying them for the privilege of bailing them out,” Beck quipped. “How is that not criminal?”

There have been no less than seven government bailouts “funded by you since 2008” with a price-tag of $2 trillion. Beck asked what taxpayers have gotten in return."  http://www.theblaze.com/ (6/11/12)

 


JFK CONNECTED THE DOTS...

"JFK really really tried to warn ALL OF US.

JFK "The President and the Press," before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, 27 April 1961

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

IN JFK'S OWN WORDS HE IS TRYING TO WARN THE U.S. ABOUT A MONOLITHIC & RUTHLESS CONSPIRACY AROUND THE WORLD WHERE HE ASKED THE MEDIA TO HELP ALERT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THE MEDIA DID NOT ALERT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THE EVIL HE TRIED TO STOP CONTINUES!!!

It's been presented something was to manifest out of EO 11110 that is open to interpretation, however because we cannot ask JFK it may be a coincidence he was murdered 5 months later. After all there are also those authors / historians who state JFK insisted on riding in a convertible 11/22/1963 and we cannot ask JFK whether that was his true intentions there either.

Of course, the fact that both JFK and Lincoln met the the same end is a mere coincidence. (FOLLOW THE MONEY - FEDERAL RESERVE).

Why where there United States Notes (NEW MONEY) printed during JFK's presidency and then ended with JFK being murdered.

"United States Notes" were issued as an interest-free and debt-free currency backed by silver reserves in the U.S. Treasury. A "Federal Reserve Note" issued from the private central bank of the United States (the Federal Reserve Bank a/k/a Federal Reserve System), compared with a "United States Note" from the U.S. Treasury issued by President Kennedy's Executive Order. They almost look alike, except one says "Federal Reserve Note" on the top while the other says "United States Note". Also, the Federal Reserve Note has a green seal and serial number while the United States Note has a red seal and serial number." EATATROLL (12/13/11)


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The Creature From Jekyll Island

Creature From Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAoDUZ1cW6I

The Creature From Jekyll Island: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7auQEXTWomA

Capitalist Conspiracy - Masters of the Universe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIvZ7WhSQy4

The Truth About the Federal Reserve: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2KBpqiORkU&feature=related

Rep Dennis Kucinich D-OH tears Chairman Ben Bernake a new one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXGSVOg7au4&feature=related

The Founders Did Not Intend For America to Be Run By Big Banks and Wall Street: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0gjVjyUlro&feature=related

Elizabeth Kucinich wife of Dennis Kucinich: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB9v6Xv96jM&feature=related

Wall Street Bailout: $9 trillion disaster: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7oYsRmAd2k&feature=relmfu

Stealing The World With Paper Part 1/4 (Max Igan - American Voice Radio - 11/26/10): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IxFOYltbvQ

Stealing The World With Paper Part 2/4 (Max Igan - American Voice Radio - 11/26/10): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVyqqqXy1ow&feature=related

Stealing The World With Paper Part 3/4 (Max Igan - American Voice Radio - 11/26/10: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf7fNXjqDHo

Stealing The World With Paper Part 4/4 (Max Igan - American Voice Radio - 11/26/10: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JwfYms4oqc&feature=related

Senator Sanders asks Bernanke WHERE IS THE MONEY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8p0nBa866E&feature=related

America’s Greatest Threat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2fjxaRLpQo&feature=related

Who owns the Federal Reserve? (Glenn Beck 9/15/08): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLCHWhmyn8w

Who Owns The Federal Reserve System (Ron Paul 1988): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_-bqaTvzIk&feature=related

The Myth Of Fed Independence

Excerpted from The Case Against The Fed 

 

By far the most secret and least accountable operation of the federal government is not, as one might expect, the CIA, DIA, or some other super-secret intelligence agency. The CIA and other intelligence operations are under control of the Congress. They are accountable: a Congressional committee supervises these operations, controls their budgets, and is informed of their covert activities. It is true that the committee hearings and activities are closed to the public; but at least the people’s representatives in Congress insure some accountability for these secret agencies.

It is little known, however, that there is a federal agency that tops the others in secrecy by a country mile. The Federal Reserve System is accountable to no one; it has no budget; it is subject to no audit; and no Congressional committee knows of, or can truly supervise, its operations. The Federal Reserve, virtually in total control of the nation's vital monetary system, is accountable to nobody—and this strange situation, if acknowledged at all, is invariably trumpeted as a virtue.

Thus, when the first Democratic president in over a decade was inaugurated in 1993, the maverick and venerable Democratic chairman of the House Banking Committee, Texan Henry B. Gonzalez, optimistically introduced some of his favorite projects for opening up the Fed to public scrutiny. His proposals seemed mild; he did not call for full-fledged Congressional control of the Fed’s budget. The Gonzalez Bill required full independent audits of the Fed’s operations; videotaping the meetings of the Fed’s policy-making committee; and releasing detailed minutes of the policy meetings within a week, rather than the Fed being allowed, as it is now, to issue vague summaries of its decisions six weeks later. In addition, the presidents of the twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks would be chosen by the president of the United States rather than, as they are now, by the commercial banks of the respective regions.

It was to be expected that Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan would strongly resist any such proposals. After all, it is in the nature of bureaucrats to resist any encroachment on their unbridled power. Seemingly more surprising was the rejection of the Gonzalez plan by President Clinton, whose power, after all, would be enhanced by the measure. The Gonzalez reforms, the President declared, “run the risk of undermining market confidence in the Fed.”

On the face of it, this presidential reaction, though traditional among chief executives, is rather puzzling. After all, doesn’t a democracy depend upon the right of the people to know what is going on in the government for which they must vote? Wouldn’t knowledge and full disclosure strengthen the faith of the American public in their monetary authorities? Why should public knowledge “undermine market confidence”? Why does “market confidence” depend on assuring far less public scrutiny than is accorded keepers of military secrets that might benefit foreign enemies? What is going on here?

The standard reply of the Fed and its partisans is that any such measures, however marginal, would encroach on the Fed’s “independence from politics,” which is invoked as a kind of self-evident absolute. The monetary system is highly important, it is claimed, and therefore the Fed must enjoy absolute independence.

“Independent of politics” has a nice, neat ring to it, and has been a staple of proposals for bureaucratic intervention and power ever since the Progressive Era. Sweeping the streets; control of seaports; regulation of industry; providing social security; these and many other functions of government are held to be “too important” to be subject to the vagaries of political whims. But it is one thing to say that private, or market, activities should be free of government control, and “independent of politics” in that sense. But these are government agencies and operations we are talking about, and to say that government should be “independent of politics” conveys very different implications. For government, unlike private industry on the market, is not accountable either to stockholders or consumers. Government can only be accountable to the public and to its representatives in the legislature; and if government becomes “independent of politics” it can only mean that that sphere of government becomes an absolute self-perpetuating oligarchy, accountable to no one and never subject to the public’s ability to change its personnel or to “throw the rascals out.” If no person or group, whether stockholders or voters, can displace a ruling elite, then such an elite becomes more suitable for a dictatorship than for an allegedly democratic country. And yet it is curious how many self-proclaimed champions of “democracy,” whether domestic or global, rush to defend the alleged ideal of the total independence of the Federal Reserve.

Representative Barney Frank (D., Mass.), a co-sponsor of the Gonzalez Bill, points out that “if you take the principles that people are talking about nowadays,” such as “reforming government and opening up government—the Fed violates it more than any other branch of government.” On what basis, then, should the vaunted “principle” of an independent Fed be maintained?

It is instructive to examine who the defenders of this alleged principle may be, and the tactics they are using. Presumably one political agency the Fed particularly wants to be independent from is the U.S. Treasury. And yet Frank Newman, President Clinton's Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance, in rejecting the Gonzalez reform, states: “The Fed is independent and that’s one of the underlying concepts.” In addition, a revealing little point is made by the New York Times, in noting the Fed’s reaction to the Gonzalez Bill: “The Fed is already working behind the scenes to organize battalions of bankers to howl about efforts to politicize the central bank” (New York Times, October 12, 1993). True enough. But why should these “battalions of bankers” be so eager and willing to mobilize in behalf of the Fed’s absolute control of the monetary and banking system? Why should bankers be so ready to defend a federal agency which controls and regulates them, and virtually determines the operations of the banking system? Shouldn’t private banks want to have some sort of check, some curb, upon their lord and master? Why should a regulated and controlled industry be so much in love with the unchecked power of their own federal controller?

Let us consider any other private industry. Wouldn’t it be just a tad suspicious if, say, the insurance industry demanded unchecked power for their state regulators, or the trucking industry total power for the ICC, or the drug companies were clamoring for total and secret power to the Food and Drug Administration? So shouldn’t we be very suspicious of the oddly cozy relationship between the banks and the Federal Reserve? What’s going on here? Our task in this volume is to open up the Fed to the scrutiny it is unfortunately not getting in the public arena.

Absolute power and lack of accountability by the Fed are generally defended on one ground alone: that any change would weaken the Federal Reserve’s allegedly inflexible commitment to wage a seemingly permanent “fight against inflation.” This is the Johnny-one-note of the Fed’s defense of its unbridled power. The Gonzalez reforms, Fed officials warn, might be seen by financial markets “as weakening the Fed’s ability to fight inflation” (New York Times, October 8, 1993). In subsequent Congressional testimony, Chairman Alan Greenspan elaborated this point. Politicians, and presumably the public, are eternally tempted to expand the money supply and thereby aggravate (price) inflation. Thus to Greenspan:

The temptation is to step on the monetary accelerator or at least to avoid the monetary brake until after the next election. Giving in to such temptations is likely to impart an inflationary bias to the economy and could lead to instability, recession, and economic stagnation.

The Fed’s lack of accountability, Greenspan added, is a small price to pay to avoid “putting the conduct of monetary policy under the close influence of politicians subject to short-term election cycle pressure” (New York Times, October 14, 1993).

So there we have it. The public, in the mythology of the Fed and its supporters, is a great beast, continually subject to a lust for inflating the money supply and therefore for subjecting the economy to inflation and its dire consequences. Those dreaded all-too-frequent inconveniences called “elections” subject politicians to these temptations, especially in political institutions such as the House of Representatives who come before the public every two years and are therefore particularly responsive to the public will. The Federal Reserve, on the other hand, guided by monetary experts independent of the public’s lust for inflation, stands ready at all times to promote the long-run public interest by manning the battlements in an eternal fight against the Gorgon of inflation. The public, in short, is in desperate need of absolute control of money by the Federal Reserve to save it from itself and its short-term lusts and temptations. One monetary economist, who spent much of the 1920s and 1930s setting up Central Banks throughout the Third World, was commonly referred to as “the money doctor.” In our current therapeutic age, perhaps Greenspan and his confreres would like to be considered as monetary “therapists,” kindly but stern taskmasters whom we invest with total power to save us from ourselves.

But in this administering of therapy, where do the private bankers fit in? Very neatly, according to Federal Reserve officials. The Gonzalez proposal to have the president instead of regional bankers appoint regional Fed presidents would, in the eyes of those officials, “make it harder for the Fed to clamp down on inflation.” Why? Because, the “sure way” to “minimize inflation” is “to have private bankers appoint the regional bank presidents.” And why is this private banker role such a “sure way”? Because, according to the Fed officials, private bankers “are among the world’s fiercest inflation hawks” (New York Times, October 12, 1993).

The worldview of the Federal Reserve and its advocates is now complete. Not only are the public and politicians responsive to it eternally subject to the temptation to inflate; but it is important for the Fed to have a cozy partnership with private bankers. Private bankers, as “the world's fiercest inflation hawks,” can only bolster the Fed’s eternal devotion to battling against inflation.

There we have the ideology of the Fed as reflected in its own propaganda, as well as respected Establishment transmission belts such as the New York Times, and in pronouncements and textbooks by countless economists. Even those economists who would like to see more inflation accept and repeat the Fed’s image of its own role. And yet every aspect of this mythology is the very reverse of the truth. We cannot think straight about money, banking, or the Federal Reserve until this fraudulent legend has been exposed and demolished.

There is, however, one and only one aspect of the common legend that is indeed correct: that the overwhelmingly dominant cause of the virus of chronic price inflation is inflation, or expansion, of the supply of money. Just as an increase in the production or supply of cotton will cause that crop to be cheaper on the market; so will the creation of more money make its unit of money, each franc or dollar, cheaper and worth less in purchasing power of goods on the market.

But let us consider this agreed-upon fact in the light of the above myth about the Federal Reserve. We supposedly have the public clamoring for inflation while the Federal Reserve, flanked by its allies the nation’s bankers, resolutely sets its face against this short-sighted public clamor. But how is the public supposed to go about achieving this inflation? How can the public create, i.e., “print,” more money? It would be difficult to do so, since only one institution in the society is legally allowed to print money. Anyone who tries to print money is engaged in the high crime of “counterfeiting,” which the federal government takes very seriously indeed. Whereas the government may take a benign view of all other torts and crimes, including mugging, robbery, and murder, and it may worry about the “deprived youth” of the criminal and treat him tenderly, there is one group of criminals whom no government ever coddles: the counterfeiters. The counterfeiter is hunted down seriously and efficiently, and he is salted away for a very long time; for he is committing a crime that the government takes very seriously: he is interfering with the government’s revenue: specifically, the monopoly power to print money enjoyed by the Federal Reserve.

“Money,” in our economy, is pieces of paper issued by the Federal Reserve, on which are engraved the following: “This Note is Legal Tender for all Debts, Private, and Public.” This “Federal Reserve Note,” and nothing else, is money, and all vendors and creditors must accept these notes, like it or not.

So: if the chronic inflation undergone by Americans, and in almost every other country, is caused by the continuing creation of new money, and if in each country its governmental “Central Bank” (in the United States, the Federal Reserve) is the sole monopoly source and creator of all money, who then is responsible for the blight of inflation? Who except the very institution that is solely empowered to create money, that is, the Fed (and the Bank of England, and the Bank of Italy, and other central banks) itself?

In short: even before examining the problem in detail, we should already get a glimmer of the truth: that the drumfire of propaganda that the Fed is manning the ramparts against the menace of inflation brought about by others is nothing less than a deceptive shell game. The culprit solely responsible for inflation, the Federal Reserve, is continually engaged in raising a hue-and-cry about “inflation,” for which virtually everyone else in society seems to be responsible. What we are seeing is the old ploy by the robber who starts shouting “Stop, thief!” and runs down the street pointing ahead at others. We begin to see why it has always been important for the Fed, and for other Central Banks, to invest themselves with an aura of solemnity and mystery. For, as we shall see more fully, if the public knew what was going on, if it was able to rip open the curtain covering the inscrutable Wizard of Oz, it would soon discover that the Fed, far from being the indispensable solution to the problem of inflation, is itself the heart and cause of the problem. What we need is not a totally independent, all-powerful Fed; what we need is no Fed at all." Murray N. Rothbard/Mises.org  

The case against the FED Part 1/41
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  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Larry Elder

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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "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

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

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Oscar Wilde

  • "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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Lao-tzu

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

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • "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."

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

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

    Pietro Aretino

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Anonymous

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

  • "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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Lord Byron

  • “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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible. He who has trusted where he ought not will surely mistrust where he ought not"

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    James Madison

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

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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    WAG

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

    Doug Larson

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Jay Leno

  • “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)

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

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

    John Adams

  • 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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Cicero, 55 BC

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Plato

  • "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

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

    Charles Gordy

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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

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

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Eugene Ionesco

  • “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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Syrus

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • “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

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

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

    John Wayne

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Frederic Bastiat

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Winston Churchill

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

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    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

  • “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"

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • “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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    WAG

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Anonymous

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Aristotle

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • “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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

  • "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

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

    Progressive apologist

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Ian Fleming

  • "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)

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • “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?”

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

    WAG

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

    Plato

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Tacitus

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

  • "A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Liberal Lingo

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

  • "If you 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)

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    George Orwell

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

    Confucius

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    George Orwell

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

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • 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 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.

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “Give me control over a man's economic actions, and hence over his means of survival, and except for a few occasional heroes, I'll promise to deliver to you men who think and write and behave as I want them to”

    Benjamine A. Rooge

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Maya Angelou

  • "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)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

  • "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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Robert Novak

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

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

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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • 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

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

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "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

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

    Karl Marx

  • “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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    WAG

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    WAG

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • "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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Paine

  • “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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ann Landers

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

    John F. Kennedy

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress"

    John Adams

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    James Madison

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Confucious

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    WAG

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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”

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    WAG

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    David Stockman

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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)

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

  • "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

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

    Demosthenes

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • 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

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

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

    Socrates

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

  • “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)

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Moliere

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "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

  • “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

  • "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"

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

    Alexander Pope

  • “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

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

    Unknown

  • "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

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

    Voltaire

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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Rick Perry

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

  • “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”

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    James Madison

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "Why is it that so many individuals place their trust in people to solve the very problems which those people created in the first place?"

    WAG

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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Anonymous

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

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Author Unknown

  • "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

  • "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance."

    James Madison

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

    George Santayana

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Ayn Rand

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • “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

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Anatole France

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

    Jack Miner

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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Dave Gardner

  • "If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf"

    Bob Hope

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

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

    Alfred Adler

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Luck

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    WAG

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    Sophia Loren

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

  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • “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

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

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

    George Orwell

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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    David Letterman

  • "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

  • "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)

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Thomas Paine

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Real courage is found, not in the willingness to risk death, but in the willingness to stand, alone if necessary, against the ignorant and disapproving herd"

    Jon Roland (1976)

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Anne Coleman

  • "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

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Peter Drucker

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    William P. Anthony

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

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

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

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

    Government Motto

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Bovard

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

    Soviet Union saying

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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

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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    George W. Bush

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Saul Bellow

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

  • "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)

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

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

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    George Washington

  • "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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Charley Reese

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

    Mark Twain

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

    St. Augustine

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “The first duty of government is the protection of life, not its destruction. The chief purpose of government is to protect life. Abandon that and you have abandoned all.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

  • "We provide Americans an education in exchange for their commitment to serve in our armed forces, while at the same time, we offer amnesty to illegal immigrants in exchange for their commitment to vote Democrat for life."

    WAG

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Josef Stalin

  • If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate” Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

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

    Liberal Logic

  • "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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "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

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

    American Patriot

  • "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

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

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

    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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    John Wooden

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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Ephesians 6:11

  • "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)

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

    W. Somerset Maugham

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

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

    WAG

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

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

    Dutch Proverb

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    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."

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    George Berkeley

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Charlotte

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

    Jerry Pournelle

  • "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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Francis Bacon

  • "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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Kerry

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dante Alighieri

  • "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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    William Pitt

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    George Mason

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    George Eliot

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

    George Mason

  • "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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    John Adams (1826)

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster