Issue #94 Posted  Mar, 2015

"The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to a close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences…" -- Winston Churchill

"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

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?" -- Unknown

"I'm fairly certain that the only guaranteed form of income is if you are a mortician and demand payment in advance." -- Tod W..

"War is when your government tells you who the enemy is; revolution is when you figure it out for yourself." -- Anonymous

"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves. -- Will Rogers

"Being a Democrat in the Age of Obama requires you to believe cops kill black kids on purpose but radical Islamists kill Jews by accident." -- Joel Pollak

In regards to the above. "I'm not sure Mr. Rogers foresaw the 4th kind of man, the kind that says, "Hold my beer & watch this." -- Tim B.

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"[T]here is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust." -- James Madison

"We asked the agency to take steps to catch the bastards who killed 3,000 of us on 9/11 and that is exactly what they did. They deserve a lot of credit." -- Dick Cheney

"Sometimes it is said that man can not be trusted with government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question." -- Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, 1801

"Be as gentle as you can and as hard as you need." -- Barry N.

"Suffering does not teach. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise" -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." -- George Washington

"It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now." - -President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

"The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. ... Business doesn't pay taxes, and who better than business to make this message known? Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business. ... If the tax cannot be included in the price of the product, no one along that line can stay in business." - -Ronald Reagan

"Tax the poor. Give them a positive incentive to no longer be poor." -- PJ O Rourke

"98% of politicians give the rest a bad name." -- Jimmy the H

"We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections." -- John Adams, Inaugural Address, 1797

"The most important fight is against the enemy within. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected." -- Sun Tzu, Art of War

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

"Have you something to do to-morrow; do it to-day." -- Benjamin Franklin

"They define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men." -- John Adams, Novanglus No. 7, 1775

"It is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is better than tribute." -- James Madison, letter to the Dey of Algiers, 1816

"No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to so plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass." -- George Washington, letter to Benjamin Lincoln, 1788

"Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence." -- Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

"The natural cure for an ill-administration, in a popular or representative constitution, is a change of men." -- Alexander Hamilton

"To judge from the history of mankind, we shall be compelled to conclude that the fiery and destructive passions of war reign in the human breast with much more powerful sway than the mild and beneficent sentiments of peace; and that to model our political systems upon speculations of lasting tranquility would be to calculate on the weaker springs of human character." -- Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 34, 1788

"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." -- John Adams

"The time is now near at hand when we must determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves." -- George Washington

"A universal peace, it is to be feared, is in the catalogue of events, which will never exist but in the imaginations of visionary philosophers, or in the breasts of benevolent enthusiasts." -- James Madison, essay in the National Gazette, 1792

"If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet." -- Proverbs 29:9

"Islam is a religion of peace. Everyone tells us so. When are they peaceful? When they are dead. Time and again we hear its adherents claim that they welcome death. Clearly, they only reach fulfillment within their religion when they are dead. Don’t you see what this means? Shooting them is like administering a Sacrament. I guess it is appropriate after every trigger pull to murmur, "Go, and sin no more." -- Tim B.

"Speak seldom, but to important subjects, except such as particularly relate to your constituents, and, in the former case, make yourself perfectly master of the subject." -- George Washington

"The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men." -- Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775

"I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power." -- Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Charles Jarvis, 1820

"If the government says you shouldn't have anything to hide if you aren't doing anything wrong, then shouldn't the government declassify everything?" - via Patriot Post

"[A]mbitious encroachments of the federal government, on the authority of the State governments, would not excite the opposition of a single State, or of a few States only. They would be signals of general alarm." -- James Madison, Federalist No. 46, 1788

"There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." -- George Washington

"It already appears, that there must be in every society of men superiors and inferiors, because God has laid in the constitution and course of nature the foundations of the distinction." -- John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776

"It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth - and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it." -- Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Convention, 1775

"National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman." -- John Adams

"If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference?" -- John Adams

"Every time that we try to lift a problem from our own shoulders, and shift that problem to the hands of the government, to the same extent we are sacrificing the liberties of our people." -- President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

"No pecuniary consideration is more urgent, than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt: on none can delay be more injurious, or an economy of time more valuable." -- George Washington, Message to the House of Representatives, 1793

"A few short weeks will determine the political fate of America for the present generation, and probably produce no small influence on the happiness of society through a long succession of ages to come." -- George Washington (1778)

"But the safety of the people of America against dangers from foreign force depends not only on their forbearing to give just causes of war to other nations, but also on their placing and continuing themselves in such a situation as not to invite hostility or insult; for it need not be observed that there are pretended as well as just causes of war." -- John Jay, Federalist No. 4

"NEVER, NEVER let the TRUTH stand in the way of a ecological crusade! There are awards to be won and millions to be made!" -- Bill J.

"The eyes of the world being thus on our Country, it is put the more on its good behavior, and under the greater obligation also, to do justice to the Tree of Liberty by an exhibition of the fine fruits we gather from it." -- James Madison, letter to James Monroe, 1824

"The hand of providence has been so conspicuous in all this, that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked, that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations." -- George Washington

"It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf." -- Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 1, 1776

"The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered as the palladium of the liberties of a republic." -- Joseph Story

"No government, any more than an individual, will long be respected without being truly respectable." -- James Madison

"It is certainly true that a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people." -- Richard Henry Lee, letter to Colonel Martin Pickett, 1786

"We must reject the ides that every time a law is broken that society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the precept that esch individual is accountable for his own actions." - Ronald Reagan

"In such a performance you may lay the foundation of national happiness only in religion, not by leaving it doubtful "whether morals can exist without it," but by asserting that without religion morals are the effects of causes as purely physical as pleasant breezes and fruitful seasons." -- Benjamin Rush, letter to John Adams, 1811

"Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge." -- James Wilson, Of the Study of the Law in the United States, 1790

"I am just about at the point of get whatever rifle [firearm] you want. If somebody thinks you should not have it, use it on them." -- Barry N.

"A newspaper has three things to do. One is to amuse, another is to entertain and the rest is to mislead." - -former British Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin (1881-1951)

"Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with." -- American humorist Will Rogers (1879-1935)

"Speak seldom, but to important subjects, except such as particularly relate to your constituents, and, in the former case, make yourself perfectly master of the subject." -- George Washington, Public Speaking, 1787

"In reality there is perhaps no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will now and then peek out and show itself." -- Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography, 1771

"If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions." -- James Madison, letter to Edmund Pendleton, 1792