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"That government governs best that governs least."  Thomas Jefferson

"The government is not the solution to our problems; the government is the problem."  Ronald Reagan

"The ultimate goal of American foreign policy is not just the prevention of war but the expansion of freedom."  Ronald Reagan

"President Reagan symbolized to me what America represented -- hope, opportunity, freedom. He made us remember that the United States stood for something great and noble. Once again, it was alright to stand tall and believe in this country, and in ourselves."  Arnold Schwarzenegger

"The income tax is 'a vicious, inequitable, unpopular, impolitic and socialistic act' ... The crusade for an income tax is the most unreasoning and un-American movement in the politics of the last quarter-century."  Editorial - New York Times. 1894.

"Anything that looks good for the Democratic ticket generally does not look good for the guys at Wall and Broad. I'm not really casting politic aspersions here, one way or the other, the simple fact of the matter is that Wall Street is largely -- largely, I stress -- a Republican bastion, so anything that makes the Democratic ticket look good -- and obviously this is deemed good news for the Democrats here, this Kerry-Edwards ticket -- will be deemed bad for the corner of Wall and Broad."  Neil Cavuto

"A pure democracy can admit no cure for the mischief's of faction. A common passion or interest will be felt by a majority, and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party. Hence it is, that democracies have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in thier deaths."  James Madison.

"pure democracy - a system by which 51 percent of the people can give 49 percent of the people a wedgie"  Jonah Goldberg

"Democrats are the party of big government. Democrats will support any program that increases government power. Democrats can be relied on to oppose any proposal that would reduce the political power that comes with government control. They oppose competition for Social Security, they oppose competition with their precious government indoctrination centers they call schools, and they oppose any threat of competition with Medicare or interference with their plans for socialized medicine in the United States."  Neal Boortz

"These institutions are no longer schools. They are government indoctrination centers, owned and operated by government and staffed by government employees who have every reason to teach dependency on government and no reason to produce a generation of children who have learned how to depend on themselves. The single most prevalent form of child abuse in this country is the act of sending a child to a government school. We worry incessantly about the separation of church and state. We would do well to devote half as much attention to the separation of government and education."  Neal Boortz

"Deep within their hearts every single parent in this country who has the true interests of their children at heart knows that they are doing their children a great disservice by sending them to the government to be educated. They know that they are short-changing their children and exposing them to an atmosphere permeated with mindless political-correctness, union politics and government indoctrination. These parents (am I talking about you?) feel guilty for not making the sacrifices required to get their children out of the clutches of government and into a private school for their education."  Neal Boortz

"About a month ago, the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released a poll showing that people who regularly attend religious services supported Bush 63 percent to 37 percent, and those who never attend religious services opposed him 62 percent to 38 percent. When you exclude blacks, who are overwhelmingly Baptist and overwhelmingly Democratic, and rerun the numbers, basically any white person who believes in God is a Republican."  Ann Coulter

"The incentive power of lower marginal tax rates on economic growth is one of the most underrated facets of mainstream economic thought."  Larry Kudlow

"If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal."  Alice Cooper

"The Internal Revenue Code is about 10 times the size of the Bible -- and unlike the Bible, contains no good news."  Senator Don Nickles

"The only thing strong about the French army is their body odor."  The Rock (on Monday night RAW)

"All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."  Edmund Burke.

"The truth, it is felt, becomes untruth when your enemy utters it."  George Orwell

"The Bottom line in fighting terrorism is that you have to out terrorize the terrorists."  David Hackworth

"It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor"  George Washington

"Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror,...for without victory there is no survival."  Winston Churchill

"The limitation of tyrants is the endurance of those they oppose."  Frederick Douglass

"There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism...A hyphenated American is not an American at all. Americanism is a matter of the spirit, and of the soul. The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans...each preserving its separate nationality. The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans. There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American."  Teddy Roosevelt

"It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."  Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, Sergeant, USMC

"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you are a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."  Mark Twain

"I believe no one can read the history of our country without realizing that the Good Book and the spirit of the Savior have from the beginning been our guiding geniuses ... I believe the entire Bill of Rights came into being because of the knowledge our forefathers had of the Bible and their belief in it: freedom of belief, of expression, of assembly, of petition, the dignity of the individual, the sanctity of the home, equal justice under law, and the reservation of powers to the people."  Earl Warren

"Providence has given to our people the choice of their ruler, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."  John Jay

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ."  Patrick Henry

"This is a Christian nation."  Harry Truman

"Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first - the most basic - expression of Americanism. Without, God, there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life."  Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Government's main contribution to a robust economy occurs when it takes less of our money and allows us to keep more."  Cal Thomas

"As a rule of thumb, Congressional legislation that is bipartisan is usually twice as bad as legislation that is partisan."  Thomas Sowell

"Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything."  Josef V. Stalin

"In general the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to the other."  Voltaire

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasury. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship."  Alexander Tyler

"How can there possibly be liberty and justice for all, when, in the name of justice, people claim rights to income, food, housing, education, health care, transportation, ad infinitum? We can't. Positive rights to receive such things, absent an obligation to earn them, must violate others' liberty, by taking some of their income without their consent. They are really just wishes, convertible into benefits for some only by employing the government to violate others' rights not to have what is theirs taken."  Gary Galles

"It would be an absurdity for jurors to be required to accept the judge's view of the law, against their own opinion, judgment, and conscience."  John Adams

"...when men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon."  Thomas Paine

"Political designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."  George Orwell

"The object and practice of liberty lies in the limitation of governmental power."  Douglass MacArthur

"No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation."  Douglass MacArthur

"Pacifism works against those who honor peace; otherwise, you're dead meat."  Thomas Oliver

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