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"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." -Thomas Jefferson

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Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. -George Washington

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"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." Winston Churchill

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Yes, Gianina, they may have already burnt your old history book. I would love to find an old American History college text if at all possible - seriously!

"The truth is incontrovertible; malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is." Winston Churchill

Gianina - posted on 01/31/2010

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As a filipina, I learned the American history at the International school. Let me tell you that I fell in love with the American history. I received an A+ in that class, and an A++ for loving what America stands for. I am a proud USA citizen and it saddens me how they are changing HISTORY. Wish I kept my History book.

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"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." Thomas Jefferson

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My grandfather served in WWII also and he and I have had some pretty interesting conversations. He would be in agreement with your grandfathers I think. He is worried for us 'youngins" and wishes he would be around longer to maybe try and change some things.

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Thanks Brenda.



I had two grandfathers that served during WWII and I think they'd be appalled if they lived long enough to see what state this country was in today. They believed in God, country, and duty but never believed that govt should overrule the people.

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That was awesome. It was funny to watch Joy Behar get put in her place and you know she did b/c she had her hand on her hip. She's ticked when she does that!



Here's my quote for the day:



Politics isn't hard, it's the dang politicians that make it difficult.



My grandfather, a WWII veteran said this before he died.

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I'm a fan of Michelle Malkin too. She is awesome - intelligent and she handled the ladies on the View very well!

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If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." - Ronald Reagan



I'm a fan on Michelle Malkin's page and this was posted. I thought I'd share it here b/c it's the truth.

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"Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be 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 live as slaves." Winston Churchill

Maleasha - posted on 09/30/2009

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"A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims."
- Ayn Rand

Maleasha - posted on 09/29/2009

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"I swear -- by my life and by my love of it -- that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine." John Galt

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"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or
rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or
fraud, in carrying elections."

~Lord Acton, English historian, 1907

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" 'Necessity' is the plea for every infringement of human liberty; it is the
argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."

~William Pitt

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"If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better
than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not
your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May
your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were our
countrymen."
~Samuel Adams, 1776

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"The peaceable part of mankind will be continually overrun by the vile and
abandoned while they neglect the means of self-defense. The supposed quietude
of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms like laws
discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order
in the world, as well as property.

The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be
preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but
since some will not, others dare not lay them aside... Horrid mischief would
ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them;... the weak will
become a prey to the strong."
~Thomas Paine, "Thoughts on Defensive War," 1775

Maleasha - posted on 09/29/2009

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"The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government."
- Barry Goldwater

Gina - posted on 09/28/2009

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Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.



Benjamin Franklin

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Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. - John Quincy Adams

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A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it. - Frank Lloyd Wright

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IDK. Carter set back race relations 50 years, due to his recent comment. Which did nothing to bolster the current administration nor the attitude of the country.

"Stupid is, as stupid does."

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Wow - we really need another 'Reagan' after this current "Carter' administration! Although, Carter's admin seems to be more benign nowadays than Obama's =P

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Bingo Gina!

"One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project. Most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly can’t afford it.”- Ronald Reagan

Gina - posted on 09/26/2009

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Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.

Ronald Reagan



I thought this would be good for the pro-life thread as well!

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"“The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.” – Ronald Reagan"

Boy, did Reagan hit the nail on the head with that one!!

Maleasha - posted on 09/25/2009

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“The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.” – Ronald Reagan

"Liberals live for the idea that they're saving the world from the racial, religious, and sexual bigotry of conservatives. Yet, looking at the conservative web, I am continually amazed at the fellowship across all of these potential divides." -- Stanley Kurtz

Maleasha - posted on 09/25/2009

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"Liberals aren't always so liberal when people disapprove of their point of view." -- Clint Eastwood

Maleasha - posted on 09/25/2009

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"Whoever wishes peace among peoples must fight statism."
- Ludwig von Mises

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

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“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” - Dr. Seuss

Gina - posted on 09/24/2009

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

George Washington

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“No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles” - Patrick Henry

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Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Abraham Lincoln

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Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own arm. ~Sidney J. Phillips

Gina - posted on 09/24/2009

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Yes, the graph showing the trees is way off mark. They forget to take in account that we have planted more trees than we started with, so now we have more forests. They just want our kids to think we are the scorge of the earth, and that someday our population will need to be controlled.

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Wow - Maleasha you are on a roll! =) LOVE THEM!

I just watched that video too. I got to about 3 minutes and then I couldn't watch any more. They are using inflated numbers, and words that are supposed to induce anxiety and urgency. UGH! "Trashing the place!" *shakes head*

Maleasha - posted on 09/23/2009

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“I also wish that the Pledge of Allegiance were directed at the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as it is when the President takes his oath of office, rather than to the flag and the nation” -Dr. Carl Sagan

“If the Constitution is to be construed to mean what the majority at any given period in history wish the Constitution to mean, why a written Constitution? Frank J”

"The sheep are happier of themselves, than under the care of wolves."
-- Thomas Jefferson

Maleasha - posted on 09/23/2009

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Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.
Robert Orben

Never trust a government that doesnt trust its own citizens with guns
--Thomas Jefferson

A patriot must always be ready to defend his
country against his government.
--Edward Abbey (1927-1989) US author

Once a government is committed to the principle of
silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go,
and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures,
until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and
creates a country where everyone lives in fear
--Harry S. Truman

Maleasha - posted on 09/23/2009

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Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home.
William E. Gladstone

Maleasha - posted on 09/23/2009

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Ok, I love this quote!

The government is merely a servant -- merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn't. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them. -Mark Twain

Maleasha - posted on 09/23/2009

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If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. -Abraham Lincoln

Maleasha - posted on 09/23/2009

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Liberals think we're just paranoid, but the truth is, kids are innocent. They believe almost everything they hear, and if they show this in schools and discuss it. It's brainwashing. That's why I'm so glad my kids aren't old enough to be in school yet. I'm lucky enough to be living in a very conservative community, but I'm still debating on homeschooling my children when they get to that age.

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