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April 23, 2017

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Anonymous

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • “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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • “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

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • 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

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

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Winnie the Pooh

  • "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)

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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ted Nugent

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Ann Landers

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

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

  • "Republicans in Washington have shown that the word ‘cave’ is a noun in places like Afghanistan, but it’s a verb in places like Congress"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “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?”

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

    Paul Proctor

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Mason

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

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

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

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

  • “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)

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Plato

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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


    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    William Pitt

  • "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

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Mark Steyn

  • "The Constitution shall never be construed....to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."

    Samuel Adams

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

    John Kerry

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

    WAG

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Mike Adams

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

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

    John Wayne

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Grover Cleveland

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

  • "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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Newt Gingrich

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    Pope Saint John Paul II

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Tacitus

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Washington

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Voltaire

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

    C. A. Beard

  • “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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Larry Elder

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

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

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

    John Adams

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Mark Twain

  • Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off”

    Ayn Rand

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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


    Vladimir Lenin

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    WAG

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

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

    Karl Marx

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

  • “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”

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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

  • “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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Steven Wright

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

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Socrates

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “The largest single barrier to full employment of our manpower and resources and to a higher rate of economic growth is the unrealistically heavy drag of federal income taxes on private purchasing power, initiative and incentive.”

    John F. Kennedy - special message to Congress on tax reduction and reform (1/24/63)

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Evan Sayet

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • "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 virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • 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

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

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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

  • "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

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

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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    James Madison

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

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

  • "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Dick Cheney

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

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

    WAG

  • "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian."

    Henry Ford

  • "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.

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

    George Orwell

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

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

    WAG

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • “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

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

    John Wooden

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

  • “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

    Wendell Phillips

  • "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)

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Fuller

  • “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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    James Madison

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

    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

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

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • “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

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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Voltaire (1764)

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

    George Washington

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

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

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

    George Eliot

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Harry Truman

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Leo Durocher

  • “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)

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Aristotle

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

  • “Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it - If it keeps moving, regulate it - And if it stops moving, subsidize it“

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Lou Holtz

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Washington

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

  • "Money is like manure; If you spread it around, it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell"

    Clint Murchison

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

    George Orwell

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • "When you want to help people, you tell the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell people what they want to hear."

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Frost

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Jack Miner

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

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

    Author Unknown

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Oscar Wilde

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Charles Gordy

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

    Andrew Carnegie

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    James Madison

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

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes them with paper money."

    Daniel Webster

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

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

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

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

    John Adams

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Plato

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

    George Santayana

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Bob Hope

  • "We are great because we are good"

  • "If you want to protect vital national security secrets from WikiLeaks, just put them in the same vault as Obama's birth certificate"

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

    Samuel Adams

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Mark Twain

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Confucius

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

    WAG

  • "Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference"

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Will Rogers

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

  • "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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • “The very people, who will go to the ends of the earth to defend the most heinous of murderers, do not give a second thought to the taking of an innocent life”

    WAG

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "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

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

    Matthew 16:26

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

    WAG

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Orwell

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

    Patrick Henry

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    James Madison

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    George Washington

  • "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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • “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)

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

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

    WAG

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    David Letterman

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Syrus

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Luck

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    St. Augustine

  • 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.”

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • "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

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Vince Lombardi

  • "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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    GR

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."

    Alexander the Great

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Peter Drucker

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • "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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    WAG

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

    Saul Bellow

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Paul Horning

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

    James Madison

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

  • 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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    Robert Novak

  • "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 GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    James Madison

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

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

    John Adams

  • "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

  • "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)

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Why would anyone save for tomorrow, if tomorrow, that which you can buy today, will be so much more expensive. Therein lies the problem. Therein lies the plan."

    WAG

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Moliere

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

  • “I 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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Chinese proverb

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    WAG

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    American Patriot

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

  • “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”

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

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

  • "Funny term “progressive” – oxymoron if ever I heard one when used to describe an ideology so destructive to the liberties and freedoms of the individual."

    WAG

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

    Dana Buchman

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

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

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

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

    George Berkeley

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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Government Motto

  • "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)

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

    Dave Barry

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Anonymous

  • “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

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

    Demosthenes

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

  • 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

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    WAG

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

  • "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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ann Coulter

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

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

    Charlie Daniels

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    David Stockman

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers. And it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of a Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."

    John Jay

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

    Anonymous

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    Mitt Romney

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

  • “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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • "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

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

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • “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

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

    Anne Coleman

  • "And what is the state but a servant and a convenience for a large number of people, just like the electric light and the plumbing system? And wouldn't it be preposterous to claim that men must exist for their plumbing, not the plumbing for the men"

    Ayn Rand

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

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

    James Bovard

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

    Byrd Baggett

  • "Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens at the White House, but what happens inside your house"

    Barbara Bush

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Doug Larson

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

    George Washington

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Plato

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

    WAG

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

    American Citizen

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Paine

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

  • "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

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

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

    Alexander Hamilton

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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

    WAG

  • “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”

    James Madison

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Galileo

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

    Will Rogers

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

    William P. Anthony

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

  • "Hey, don’t get me wrong. I 'm all for the government (spending) investing our money into “shovel” ready projects, so long as I’m the one selling the shovels."

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Voltaire

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Psalm 118:8

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

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

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

    WAG

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    George Mason

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Harry Browne

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

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

    Unknown

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

    W. C. Fields

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • "If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are"

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

  • “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

  • "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)

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Willis Player

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."

    Dave Barry

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

  • "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

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Anatole France

  • "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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    von Clausewitz

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "Just because someone says something that’s not factual, does not mean it’s not truthful, if they believe what they are saying."

    Liberal Logic

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    John Wooden

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Liberal Logic

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    George Orwell

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    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."

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Confucious

  • "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

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

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

  • "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

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    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

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Ian Fleming

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Charlotte

  • "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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    WAG