"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
A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have. ~ Gerald Ford
The last official act of any government is to loot the treasury. ~ George Washington
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." - George Washington
In Twain's own words: "The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter--it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning." (from a letter to George Bainton, 10/15/1888)
"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." Mark Twain
Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
"We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown; but we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own..." (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Proclamation, April 1863)
"America did not become great through softness and self-indulgence. Her miraculous progress and achievement flow from other qualities far more worthy and substantial: adherence to principles and methods consonant with our religious philosophy; a satisfaction in hard work; the readiness to sacrifice for worthwhile causes; the courage to meet every challenge to her progress: the intellectual honesty and capacity to recognize the true path of her own best interest." (President Eisenhower in his State of the Union message, Jan. 7, 1960)
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would 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
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!" - Samuel Adams
"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."