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April 23, 2019

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MEMORIAL DAY The Oak Ridge Boys: G.I. Joe & Lillie

Some Thoughts on G. I. Joe and Lillie (Joseph S. Bonsall/2009)http://www.josephsbonsall.com/pages/gijoe2009.html

In 2003, The Oak Ridge Boys recorded a very special album project for the Spring Hill Music Group. Colors has become one of our most popular projects in the last decade. We recorded the CD to honor America and to pay tribute to those who have defended (and now defend) the freedoms of our great country. I believe we accomplished that goal with songs like An American Family, Colors, American Beauty, The Home Stretch, and This Is America.

However, I have been asked to write a few words concerning another song on the CD. G.I. Joe and Lillie has become a recent YouTube phenomenon. I am so deeply moved and humbled by it, it is hard to find the words. I’ll start with the history of this song, which is chronicled in the Foreword to my book of the same name, G.I. Joe and Lillie: Remembering a Life of Love and Loyalty, published by New Leaf Press in 2003.

Although I wrote the book after my parents passed away, I wrote the song while they were still alive. The Oak Ridge Boys were performing in Lancaster, PA, at the American Music Theater, and we had invited forty veterans from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Veterans Home to join us that evening. My parents, Joseph S. Bonsall, Sr. and Lillie M. Bonsall, were in attendance that night. They also resided in what my mom called, ‘The Soldiers Home.’ I wrote the song to honor them and after we performed it that night there was not a dry eye in the place.

G. I. Joe and Lillie left us in 2001. My dad passed away in January, and my mom in October. Over the next few years some amazing things happened. I wrote the book, based on Lillie’s memoirs. It tells the story of a young couple who met after joining the army in the 40’s. Each had grown up in abusive homes. They were a war hero and a WAC, who would marry and live with the demons of war for the rest of their lives. Yet… they would survive and raise a family. Like the song says, it is a story of faith and patriotism and plain old American grit—desire and hard work. It is my parents’ story. But it is similar to so many others’.

The book has been a huge success on every level, as has the song. As a son, I am blessed that I have been able to honor my parents in word and song. I thank God for this every single day. The response has been overwhelming from the beginning, especially from veterans of World War Two, who have identified so much with the story. Like the line in the song says, “an American love story not unlike a lot of others,” I believe a big reason for the success of the book and song is the fact that so many veterans lived their lives—during that time period and in the years after the war—exactly as Joe and Lillie did.

A few years ago, The Oak Ridge Boys taped a patriotic-themed television special for our friends at Feed The Children. We performed G. I. Joe and Lillie live for the first time since that night in Lancaster when I debuted it for my parents. It was a special evening for me, performing with The Oak Ridge Boys on a big stage, with the band, and all the production. As the cameras rolled, I became incredibly emotional as I sang about my daddy and mommy. I found myself wishing they could be there, and when I got to the last line, ‘G. I. Joe and Lillie was MY father and my mother,’ well… I just lost it.

That television show has played hundreds of times on a number of major networks and helped raise a ton of money so Reverend Larry Jones could feed hungry kids around the world. About a year ago, someone put the video of that performance on YouTube. When I first saw it there, I thought it was pretty cool, because over the last year quite a few people had viewed it.

But that was just the beginning.

Something incredible happened about a month ago when many military web sites discovered the video and began to embed G. I. Joe and Lillie into their homepages, citing it as an example of patriotism and inspiration. The floodgates opened. With 1,000,000 views right now, it appears that people all over the place are e-mailing the link to friends and co-workers. Many who might have never seen it before are watching the Oaks sing the song. I am not sure how far this is going to go, but I will tell you what the bottom line is for me….

Our young warriors are hearing the song and reading the book because of this YouTube happening, and I am hearing from many of them. From Iraq and Afghanistan to military bases worldwide. If my mom only knew that young soldiers of today are reading her story or hearing her song, it would make her very, very happy. She loved every one of them with all of her heart. I pray that somehow our Lord will let her know about how she and daddy are STILL touching so many lives.

G. I. Joe and Lillie… MY Mommy and Daddy. I love them so much, and I miss them every day. On YouTube? I could have NEVER anticipated that.

God bless our veterans and the young men and women of our armed forces. Keep them safe… bring them home to those who love them when the mission is complete! (JSB)

May GOD eternally bless the men and women of this great nation for their sacrifice.

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    Matthew 16:26

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    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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    Niccolo Machiavelli

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    Daniel Webster

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    Philip K. Dick

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    George Washington

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    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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    Plato

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    Henry Ford

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "A 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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    George Santayana

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    David Letterman

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

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

  • "A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain"

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."

    Lyndon B. Johnson

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

    Socrates

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Soviet Union saying

  • "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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

  • “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery”

    Winston Churchill

  • “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”

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Aristotle

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents"

    James Madison

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

    John Wooden

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Robert Novak

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Chinese proverb

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

    Psalm 118:8

  • 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

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

    WAG

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    WAG

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    Yiddish Proverb

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

    John Wooden

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    John Adams

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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    William Pitt

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

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Tacitus

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.”

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    Wayne LaPierre

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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

    William Pitt

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    WAG

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Paul Jacob

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

  • "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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    American Citizen

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Patrick Henry

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

  • “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

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    James Bovard

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    WAG

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    WAG

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself."

    Tullius Cicero

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

    WAG

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Moliere

  • "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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Jay Leno

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

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

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

    Charlotte

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

  • "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)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    C. S. Lewis

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Harry Truman

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    George Washington

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    James Madison

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Voltaire (1764)

  • "If 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

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • 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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • “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”

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

  • "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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Galileo

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    James Madison

  • Nothing 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

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

    Maya Angelou

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

  • 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

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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

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

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    George Mason

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Paine

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

  • "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

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "The idea of war is not to die for your country. It's to make the other poor S.O.B. die for his"

    General George Patton

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

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

  • “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

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Sophia Loren

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

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

    Dana Buchman

  • “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?”

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ted Nugent

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

  • "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)

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

    WAG

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Robert Frost

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Willis Player

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • "Until such time that compassion is measured by helping people to help themselves, we will only ensure the enslavement of others, in the very name of compassion"

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Confucius

  • "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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

  • “It is 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

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

    WAG

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

    Doug Powers

  • "The 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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Government Motto

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Dave Gardner

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mike S. Adams

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    John D. Ashcroft

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    GR

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • "Comedy brings out laughter, tragedy fear. Hopelessness leads to despair, sadness a tear. It takes a unique individual who can elicit all of these emotions by the mere mention of their name – Obama is a unique individual"

    WAG

  • "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."

  • "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

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

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    George Washington

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    WAG

  • "If the continued existence of mathematics depended on the ability of the Republicans to defend the proposition that two plus two equals four, that would probably mean the end of mathematics and of all the things that require mathematics.”

    Thomas Sowell

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Aristotle

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

    Anne Coleman

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Syrus

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Edmund Burke

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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

  • "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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

  • "It took Teddy Kennedy longer to call the police after his Oldsmobile sunk at Chappaquiddick, than it took the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard"


    Rush Limbaugh

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

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

    Bill Vaughan

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    William P. Anthony

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

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

    Doug Larson

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    David Stockman

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Karl Marx

  • "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)

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    James Madison

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

    James Madison

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “A person who lives by logic and studies history and tries to implement the lessons learned by history cannot begin to rationally explain the conduct of this president or his attorney general or this administration,” Nugent said. “It is psychotic, it is crazy, it is illogical.”

    Ted Nugent

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    WAG

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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    American Patriot

  • “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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • Scheme: “To be shady or otherwise use intellectual power to deceive or carry out a plan for a personal interest. To plan to do something to get someone’s money, most often by cheating.”

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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


    WAG

  • “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

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

  • “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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    James Madison

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

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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.

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    WAG

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

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

    Brad Thor

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

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

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ian Fleming

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

    Unknown

  • "Of all the enemies of true liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other."

    James Madison

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Plato

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    von Clausewitz

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    James Madison

  • “No republic has long outlived the discovery by a majority of its people that they could vote themselves largesse from the public treasury”

    Alexander Tytler

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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)

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    James Madison

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

  • “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

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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Grover Cleveland

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    George Washington

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

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

    John Wayne

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Mark Twain

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    WAG

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Plato

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • “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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Anatole France

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy"

    Ernest Benn

  • "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."

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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”

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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Charles Dickens

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

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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • “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

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

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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mike Adams

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Evan Sayet

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "I sincerely believe ... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Alexander Pope

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Luck

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

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

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

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

    Byrd Baggett

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • “If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves”

    Thomas Sowell (1992)

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

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

    Charles Gordy

  • "Every member of the State ought diligently to read and to study the Constitution [the documents] of this country...By knowing their rights they will sooner perceive when they are violated and be the better prepared to defend and assert them."

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

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

    Enrico Fermi

  • "Liberals have two sets of rules – one for the average Joe, the ordinary American who they have contempt for and don’t have much faith in, and another set of rules for themselves"

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Albert Einstein