Previous Quotes of the Week & Books of the Week (Recommended Reading)

Past Quotes of the Week

* "I have sworn-on the altar of God- eternal hostility to all forms of tyranny over the minds of man."- Thomas Jefferson
* "...The man who believes in nothing, and therefore has space for everything, has a terrible advantage over us. What passes as a kindly tolerance in him is in reality a craven acceptance of the world's worst crimes. He's an immobilist, an apathist, and a militant passivist...And of course he's a dear sweet man."-John le Carre'
* "And, of course, we agreed with the left that everybody should have lots of everything except for people who have lots of everything who should have it taken away."-P.J. O'Rourke
*"Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom; socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude."-Alexis de Tocqueville
*"The world's future is being decided at this time. Such moments are extremely rare in history. And when they have occurred, they have between two, not three, competing ideologies.
     But there are now three ideologies competing to shape the future of mankind. They are militant Islam, Western Europoean secularism and socialism, and American Judeo-Christianity and capitalism. The first is being spread both peacefully and violently, the second is being spread peacefully, and the third is not being spread."- Dennis Prager
*"The cause of America is, in a great measure, the cause of all mankind"- Thomas Paine
*"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
*"All that needs to happen for evil to prevail is that good men do nothing."- Edmund Burke
*"Virtuous motives, trammeled by inertia and timidity,are no match for armed and resolute wickedness."- Winston Churchill
*"The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom."- John Locke
*"If all the sources of current information are effectively under one single control, it is no longer a question of merely persuading the people of this or that. The skillful propagandist then has power to mold their minds in any direction he chooses, and even the most intelligent and independent people cannot entirely escape that influence if they are long isolated from all other sources of information."- F.A. Hayek
*"It is significant that the nationalization of opinion has preceded everywhere the nationalization of industry"- E.H. Carr
*"In a country where the sole employer is the State, opposition means death by slow starvation. The old principle: who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced by a new one: who does not obey shall not eat."- Leon Trotsky
*"Once science has to serve, not truth, but the interests of a class, a community, or a state, the sole task of argument and discussion is to vindicate and to spread still further the beliefs by which the whole life of the community is directed. As the Nazi minister of justice has explained, the question which every new scientific theory must ask itself is: "Do I serve National Socialism for the greatest benefit of all?"- F. A. Hayek
*"Tyranny is our foe, whatever trappings or disguise it wears, whatever language it speaks, be it external or internal, we must forever be on our guard, ever mobilized, ever vigilant, always ready to spring at its throat"- Winston Churchill
*"The scare of Russian communism has driven the German people unawares into something which differs from communism in little but name"- F.A. Hayek (1943)
*"If you destroy a free market, you create a black market"- Winston Churchill
*"War is horrible, but slavery is worse"- Winston Churchill
*"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people"- John Adams
*"Advancement of Learning depends on the free Exercise of Thought; it is... absurd to suppose that it should thrive under a Government that makes it Treason even for a Man to think."- William Livingstone, 1756
*"The day we see the truth and cease to speak is the day we begin to die"- Martin Luther King
*"The longer I live, the more I'm convinced the world's just one big high school, with the cool kids always targeting the uncool."- Greg Gutfeld (2014- Crown Forum)
*"We've come to a point where teens mock avenues that lead to achievement while they pursue roads to ruin. Evil finds the path of least resistance, and that path is almost always labeled 'cool'."- Greg Gutfeld (2014- Crown Forum)
*"I pray to Heaven to bestow the best of blessing on this house (the White House) and on all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof!"- John Adams
*"One man with courage is a majority."- Thomas Jefferson
*"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."- George Washington
*"It is not strange...to mistake change for progress."- Millard Fillmore
*"Here's the difference between us. We're using  missile defense to protect our civilians and they're using their civilians to protect their missiles."- Benjamin Netanyahu speaking of the difference between Western nations and terrorists (and their sponsors). -2014
*"He serves his party best who serves the country best."- Rutherford B. Hayes
*"Whenever a Western peace group goes abroad, two things happen. They become propaganda tools for the enemy- or worse, hostages that we have to pay millions to get back. Pacifists may be cool, but they are leeches. For them to exist you need nonpacifists willing to die."- Greg Gutfeld
*"We need not fear the expression of ideas- we do need to fear their suppression"- Harry Truman
*"Think about this: Fort Hood was a gun-free zone. Yep, in a military barracks, the guys and gals did not have their weapons with them. You think that didn't cross the mind of Major Nidal Hasan? Incredibly, the federal government outlawed our military from carrying guns on stateside military bases. Yep, we demilitarized the military. As a result, it took civilian police officers to finally shoot Hasan and stop the killing- because none of his military targets could defend themselves. I'm only surprised our government hasn't banned our combat troops overseas from carrying guns."- Greg Gutfeld
*"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Ronald Reagan
*"Speak softly and carry a big stick"- Theodore ("Teddy") Roosevelt
*"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance"- Thomas Jefferson
*"The fact that the Republican Party in particular often seems to stand for principle, only to cave in to pressure at the last minute, has turned off a huge number of voters. A true reformation of the Republican Party would be a breath of fresh air for those voters."- Ben Carson
*"It is time to set aside political correctness and replace it with the bold values and principles that founded our nation and caused it to race to the pinnacle of the world faster than any other nation in history. It is time to stop apologizing and to start leading, because the world is desperately in need of fair and ethical leadership. If that leader is not America, who will it be, and where will they lead?"- Ben Carson
*"Class warfare is an artificial division created for political advantage..."- Ben Carson
*"I believe that the only thing that will correct our downward trajectory is the rekindling of the enthusiasm for individual freedom and the reestablishment of the U.S. Constitution as the dominant document of governance. Unless the majority of Americans awaken from their complacency and recognize the threat to their fundamental individual liberties imposed by continued expansion of the federal government, nothing will save us from the fate of all pinnacle nations that have preceded us, those that tolerated political and moral corruption while ignoring fiscal irresponsibility."- Ben Carson
*"The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-face for the urge to rule it."- H.L. Mencken
*"Each of these parties (Republicans and Democrats) has been engaged in the gradual but consistent growth of the central government and its claim on power. Ever-expanding programs offering benefits to the masses are difficult to resist..."- Ben Carson
*"Our Judeo-Christian values led this nation to the pinnacle of the world in record time. If we embrace them, they will keep us there."- Ben Carson
*"The Constitution was written primarily to protect the rights of the people and not the right of government to rule the people. It restrains the natural tendencies of government to expand while disregarding the rights of its constituents.Our freedoms are safe as long as we abide by its principles."- Ben Carson
*"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace"- George Washington
*"You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."- Abraham Lincoln
*"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
*"I have never been hurt by anything I didn't say"- Calvin Coolidge
*"If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong"- Abraham Lincoln
*"The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse."- James Madison
*"When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'present' or 'not guilty'."- Theodore Roosevelt
*"Is the country still here?"- Calvin Coolidge (upon waking from a nap)
*"Things are more like they are now than they ever were before."- Dwight D. Eisenhower
*"I know I'm getting better at golf, because I'm hitting fewer spectators."- Gerald R. Ford
*"In questions of power then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution."- Thomas Jefferson
*"To destroy a people, you must first sever their roots."- Alexander Solzhenitzyn
*"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in our 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
*"Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."- George Orwell
*"Would it not be easier...for the government to dissolve the people and elect another?"- Bertolt Brecht, Communist playwright, 1953
*"The only reason I can imagine that it would be a good idea for government to foster dependency in large groups of citizens is to cultivate a dependable voting bloc that will guarantee continued power as long as the entitlements are provided. The problem of course is that such a government will eventually 'run out of other people's money,' as Margaret Thatcher once famously said."- Ben Carson
*"Faith is one of the world's great evils, comparable to the smallpox virus but harder to eradicate."- Richard Dawkins (Darwinist)
*"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves."- Abraham Lincoln
Wow. Things modern presidents and Popes should know!
*"What you are is God's gift to you. What you make of yourself is your gift to God."- Carly Fiorina's mother
*"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government."- Thomas Jefferson, 1789
*"How strangely will the tools of a tyrant pervert the plain meaning of words."- Samuel Adams
*"The liberty of speaking and writing guards our other liberties."- Thomas Jefferson, 1808
*"We live in a stage of politics where legislators seem to regard the passage of laws as much more important than the results of their enforcement."- William Howard Taft
*"He who made us would have been a pitiful bungler, if He had made the rules of our moral conduct a matter of science...state a moral case to a ploughman and a professor. The former will decide it as well, and often better than the latter, because he has not been led astray by artificial rules."- Thomas Jefferson
*"You know Obamacare is really, I think, the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery. And...it is slavery in a way, because it is making all of us subservient to the government, and it was never about health care. It was about control."- Ben Carson
*"If ten men believe in something so deeply they are willing to die for it, and twenty men believe in something so deeply they are willing to vote for it, the ten will give the law to the twenty."- J.E. Fround (British historian)
*"The political progressive has evolved a psychological mechanism that enables him to turn moral judgments against himself into moral judgments against society."- Edmund Wilson
*"Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil."- Thomas Mann
*"But flowers don't do anything."- Little French boy watching flowers being laid at the sight of a recent Paris terror attack.
*"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."- Thomas Jefferson
*"The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then have someone write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long the nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was. The world around it will forget even faster...the struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting."- Milan Kundera
*"When fascism comes to America, it will come in the name of anti-fascism."- Patrick J. Buchanan
*"In politics the middle way is none at all"- John Adams
*"Tolerance is the virtue of men who no longer believe in anything."- G.K. Chesterton
*”Conservatism makes what liberalism takes. And so when a liberal asks you, ‘Why are you a conservative?’ simply state, ‘So you can be a liberal.’”- Greg Gutfeld (“How To Be Right”; 2015)
*”The left is excellent at extolling horrible ideas; the right is horrible at extolling excellent ideas.”- Greg Gutfeld (2015; How to be Right)
*”The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive.”- Thomas Sowell
*The German U-boats in their worst endeavor never made bread-rationing necessary in war. It took a Socialist government and Socialist planners to fasten it on us in time of peace when the seas are open and the world harvests good.”- Winston Churchill
*Indoctrinating children into any ideology before they are intellectually equipped to question it is evil in and of itself.”- Michael Savage (Government Zero; 2015)
*"You know a lib is about to destroy something when he announces it's broken."- Greg Gutfeld
*"I cannot picket for a spotted owl while girls are kidnapped, raped or disfigured by acid flinging Islamists. I cannot fight for the plight of wild horses while wilder men plot the destruction of children. I cannot get worked up over Cecil the lion while Planned Parenthood sells baby livers to the highest bidder."- Greg Gutfeld (2015; How To Be Right)  
*”In the last thirty years, America has begun to import a new electorate, as Republicans cheerfully backed an immigration policy tilted to the Third World that enlarged the Democratic base and loosened the grip that Nixon and Reagan had given them on the presidency of the United States.”- Pat Buchanan (The DEATH of the WEST)
*”And the people become its slaves, fighting with each other over the handouts the government distributes from an increasingly smaller group of producers, whom the government both depends upon for its existence and holds up to contempt.”- Michael Savage
*”As the old saying goes, it doesn’t matter if the cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice. Conservatives catch mice. Liberals apologize to them. And want you to buy them cheese so they don’t have to chase mice.”- Greg Gutfeld
*”The worst difficulties from which we suffer do not come from without. They come from within. They come from a peculiar type of brainy people always found in our country, who, if they add something to its culture, take much from its strength. Our difficulties come from the mood of unwarrantable self-abasement into which we have been cast by a powerful section of our own intellectuals.”- Winston Churchill
*”If this baby butchering is perfectly normal activity, why the need for euphemism? Listening to apologists refer to the slicing of dead babies as ‘fetal research’ reveals how evil can only operate under the protective umbrellas of euphemism.”- Greg Gutfeld
*”The military must be run by people who have the strength to take decisive action when it is needed and the restraint to avoid action when it is not in the interests of the people. We have exactly the opposite in charge now.”- Michael Savage (Government Zero; 2015)
*”Is the death of a religious-based culture inevitable once a society reaches general affluence? When a nation has overcome the hardships of its infancy and the struggles of its adolescence and manhood, and begins to produce a life of ease and luxury, does it naturally succumb to a disease of the soul that leads to decadence, decline, and death?”- Pat Buchanan (And the answer, in every case, historically speaking, is…: yes).
*”We need to replace a nation of zombies led by a pedantic, academic socialist with a nation of patriots led by a warrior king. It’s our only hope.”- Michael Savage
*”When an ‘afri-con’ enters the room, white liberals forget to check their privilege, and instinctively decide that they know better.”- Greg Gutfeld
*”More than any other people on Earth, we bear burdens and accept risks unprecedented in their size and their duration, not for ourselves alone but for all who wish to be free.”- John F. Kennedy
*”The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”- George Orwell
*”Obama whining about Fox News is like a football player badmouthing the only cheerleader who won’t sleep with him.”- Greg Gutfeld 
*”To do away with the sense of sin is to do away with civilization.”- T.S. Eliot
*”The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”- Winston Churchill
*”It’s very hard to recover from this kind of surrender—surrender to fear, to the prospect of violence and obloquy, to people who are just afraid of not standing with the noisiest and most aggressive element. And that’s what happens when you allow bullies to bully you.”- Donald Kagan, Yale emeritus professor of classics and history, referring to the West's attitude towards terrorism and multiculturalism.
*”Nations are driven by force or tradition.”- Winston Churchill
*"The media is Obama's scandal condom."- Greg Gutfeld
*”If America were a house, the left would root for the termites.”- Greg Gutfeld
*“Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant, then it tries to silence good.”- Archbishop of Philadelphia, Charles J. Chaput
*”Would it not be easier…for the government to dissolve the people and elect another?”- Bertolt Brecht, communist playwright, observing the anti-Soviet riots in East Berlin in 1953. Chilling.
*”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
*”To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.”- Teddy Roosevelt
*”All their other measures will be good and wise. It is really an assembly of demigods.”- Thomas Jefferson (commenting on the Constitutional Convention of 1787)
*”America is not to be made a polyglot boarding house for money hunters of 20 different nationalities who have changed their former country for this country only as farmyard beasts change one feeding trough for another. America is a nation. No man has any right to come here and no man should be permitted to stay here unless he becomes an American and nothing else. We must have in this country only one flag and that flag the American flag; only one language, the English language."- Teddy Roosevelt
*”With a heart full of love and gratitude I now take leave of you. I most devoutly wish that your latter days may be as prosperous and happy as your former ones have been glorious and honorable.”- General George Washington (resigning and bidding farewell to his officers on December 4th, 1783).
*”I have often and often, in the course of the session…looked at that (sun) behind the president, without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting: but now at length, I have the happiness to know, that it is a rising, and not a setting sun.”- Benjamin Franklin, commenting on the delegate’s approval of the final draft of the Constitution of the United States.
*”Behind the ostensible government sits an ‘invisible’ government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.”- Teddy Roosevelt
*”Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”- Francis of Assisi
*”The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
*”It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and its immediate posterity; but that its influence may…stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.”- George Washington
*”He who dares not offend cannot be honest.”- Thomas Paine
*”Donald Trump has flaws. But he’s Thomas Jefferson compared with his opponent.”- Ben Stein
*”If the peoples of Europe in the seventh and eighth centuries, and on up to and including the 17th century, had not possessed a military equality with, and gradually a growing superiority over, the Mohammedans who invaded Europe, Europe would at this moment be Mohammedan, and the Christian religion would be exterminated. From the hammer of Charles Martel to the sword of Sobieski, Christianity owed its safety in Europe to the fact that it was able to show that it could and would fight as well as the Mohammedan aggressor.”- Teddy Roosevelt
*"A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."- George Washington
*"No provision in our Constitution ought to be dearer to man than that which protects the rights of conscience against the enterprises of the civil authority."- Thomas Jefferson
*"The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood."- Thomas Jefferson
*"Liberty has not only enemies which it conquers, but perfidious 'friends,' who rob the fruits of its victories: absolute democracy, socialism."- Lord Acton
*”How strangely will the tools of a tyrant pervert the plain meaning of words!”- Samuel Adams
*”Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.”- Samuel Adams (that’s certainly true of ‘progressives’)

*“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands that feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”- Samuel Adams

*”Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.”- Samuel Adams

*”I will not vote for Democrats—it’s too dangerous for the country.”- Sergei Khrushchev, son of former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. (Sergei recently became an American citizen).
*”To oppose one class perpetually to another—young against old, manual laborer against brain-worker, rich against poor, woman against man—is to split the foundations of the state; and if the cleavage runs too deep, there remains no remedy but force and dictatorship.”- Dorothy Sayers
*”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
* ”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
*”Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.”- Henry Ford
*”To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical."- Thomas Jefferson (How could anyone disagree with that...Democrats?)
*”The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.”- Samuel Adams
*”I laugh, because I must not cry; that is all—that is all.”- Abraham Lincoln (to a friend, during the Civil War)
*”More states have perished because of a violation of their mores than because of a violation of their Laws."- Montesquieu
*"The position of the Americans is therefore quite exceptional, and it may be believed that no democratic people will ever be placed in a similar one."- Alexis de Tocqueville
*”Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”- Mark Twain
*"A nation that forgets its past has no future."- Winston Churchill
*"Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry."- Thomas Jefferson
*"It behooves our citizens to be on their guard, to be firm in their principles, and full of confidence in themselves. We are able to preserve our self-government if we will but think so."- Thomas Jefferson
*"The truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it; ignorance may deride it; malice may destroy it, but there it is."- Winston Churchill
*"Taxes on consumption, like those on capital or income, to be just, must be uniform."- Thomas Jefferson
*”No compromise with the main purpose, no peace till victory, no pact with unrepentant wrong.”- Winston Churchill
*“The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.”- George Orwell
*“In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”- George Orwell
*”An appeaser is one who feeds the crocodile hoping it will eat him last.”- Winston Churchill
*“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.”- George Orwell
*”If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed.”- Thomas Jefferson (how’s that going for us now?)
*”The United States is like a gigantic boiler. Once the fire is lit under it, there is no limit to the power it can generate.”- Winston Churchill
*”War is horrible but slavery is worse.”- Winston Churchill
*“Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen.”- George Orwell
*”Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains taken to bring it to light.”- George Washington
*“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”- George Orwell
*”Law, language and literature unite the English-speaking world.”- Winston Churchill
*”Bismarck once said that the supreme fact of the 19th century was that Britain and the United States spoke the same language. Let us make sure that the supreme fact of the 20th century is that they tread the same path.”- Winston Churchill
*"Virtue, morality, and religion. This is the armor, my friend, and this alone that renders us invincible. These are the tactics we should study. If we lose these, we are conquered, fallen indeed . . . so long as our manners and principles remain sound, there is no danger."- Patrick Henry
*"Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. 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
*"Behind the ostensible government sits an 'invisible' government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people."- Teddy Roosevelt
*"A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have."- Gerald R. Ford
*"I like thinking big. If you're going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big."- (Now President) Donald Trump
*"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"- Wayne Gretzky
*”The press is dying to paint me as trying to undo the New Deal. I remind them I voted for FDR 4 times. I’m trying to undo the ‘Great Society.’ It was LBJ’s war on poverty that led to our present mess.”- Ronald Reagan
*”Government remains run by progressives or those espousing progressive values, and the only debates we influence are on the margin or about cost. Unless we change this, unless we change the very nature of the political debate, we will forever be little more than tax collectors for the liberal welfare state.” Henry Olsen, on Republicans. (He could have been describing the impotent Republican Congress today).
*“Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.” ― Albert Einstein
*”A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”- Winston Churchill
*”Governments speak for people, dream for them and determine, absurdly, their lives and deaths.”- Ben Hecht, who noted, “They have also taken the place of God.” 
*”Liberals became the party of a centrally fostered community, and much of the inheritance of John Locke and Adam Smith passed over to those who called themselves ‘conservatives.’”- Kenneth Minogue, explaining an odd turn of history.
*"As his vice president for eight years, I learned more from Ronald Reagan than from anyone I encountered in all my years of public life. I learned kindness; we all did. I also learned courage; the nation did."- George H.W. Bush
*"If the peoples of Europe in the seventh and eighth centuries, and on up to and including the 17th century, had not possessed a military equality with, and gradually a growing superiority over, the Mohammedans who invaded Europe, Europe would at this moment be Mohammedan, and the Christian religion would be exterminated. From the hammer of Charles Martel to the sword of Sobieski, Christianity owed its safety in Europe to the fact that it was able to show that it could and would fight as well as the Mohammedan aggressor."- Teddy Roosevelt
*"A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation."- Ronald Reagan
*"We are free to face our destiny and we must meet it with a high and resolute courage. For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out."- Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt
*"If the rabble were lopped off at one end and the aristocrat at the other, all would be well with the country."- Andrew Johnson
*"We cannot say 'the past is past' without surrendering the future."- Winston Churchill
*”The world is divided into peoples that own the government and governments that own the peoples.”- Winston Churchill 
*”The production of new wealth must precede common wealth; otherwise there will only be common poverty.”- Winston Churchill
*”All I can say is that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.”- Winston Churchill
*"Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."- Abraham Lincoln
*"The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next."- Abraham Lincoln (we're screwed)
*"Liberty becomes a question of morals more than of politics."- Lord Acton
*"Most folks are as happy as they make up their mind to be."- Abraham Lincoln
*”Don’t be afraid to see what you see.”—Ronald Reagan (how true and poignant now)
*”No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.”- Abraham Lincoln
*"To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child."- (Marcus Tullius) Cicero
*”Who knows only his own generation remains always a child.”- Dr. George Norlin (Norlin Library inscription, University of Colorado-Boulder)
*”If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”- George Orwell
*”Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”- Abraham Lincoln
*"The truth is incontrovertible.  Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is."- Winston Churchill
*"In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule."- Friedrich Nietzsche
*"Love must be regarded as the final flower and fruit of justice. However, when it is substituted for justice it degenerates into sentimentality and may become the accomplice of tyranny."-- Reinhold Niebuhr

*”The only choice we have is up or down—up, to the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down, to the deadly dullness of totalitarianism.”- Ronald Reagan

                                                                 
Past Books of the Week

* "The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed the World" (Principles of Freedom 101)- W. Cleon Skousen 1981 (Since reprinted by the National Center for Constitutional Studies)
* " (The Miracle of Freedom) 7 Tipping Points that Saved the World- Chris Stewart and Ted Stewart (2011, Shadow Mountain, the Shipley Group, Inc.)
* A 'twofer'!: "America Alone" (2006) & "After America" (2011)- Mark Steyn; Regnery
* "The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister: Three Who Changed The World"- John O'Sullivan (Regnery-2006)
*"Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power"- Jon Meacham (Random house 2012)
*"Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different"- Gordon S. Wood (the Penguin Press 2006)
*The entire series of Mitch Rapp novels by Vince Flynn- R.I.P.
*"The Priviledged Planet: How Our Place In The Cosmos Is Designed For Discovery"- Guillermo Gonzalez And Jay W. Richards (2004- Regnery Publishing, Inc.)
*"All the Trouble in the World: The Lighter Side of Overpopulation, Famine, Ecological Disaster, Ethnic Hatred, Plague, and Poverty"- P.J. O'Rourke (1994-Atlantic Monthly Press)
*"The Road to Serfdom"- F.A. Hayek (1944 originally; various)
*"Kennedy & Reagan: Why Their Legacies Endure"- Scott Farris (2013 Lyons Press)
*"Holidays in Hell"- P.J. O'Rourke (1988- Vintage)
*"Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government"- P.J. O' Rourke (1991- Vintage)
*"John Adams"- David McCullough (Simon & Schuster 2002)
*"American Lion"- Jon Meacham (2008, Random House)
*"Samuel Adams: A Life"- Ira Stoll (2008, Free Press)
*"Patriots: the Men Who Started the American Revolution"- A.J. Langguth (Touchstone, 1988)
*"1776"- David McCullough (2005 Simon & Schuster)
*"Things That Matter"- Charles Krauthammer (2013, Crown Publishing)
*"Liberty And Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto"- Mark R. Levin (2009, Threshold Editions)
*"The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817"- Myron Magnet (2014, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.)
*"President Me: the America That's In My Head"- Adam Corolla (2014-!T-HarperCollins Publishing)
*"Think a Second Time"- Dennis Prager (Regan Books-1995)
*"Not Cool: The Hipster Elite And Their War On You"- Greg Gutfeld (2014, Crown Forum)
*"War Of The Rats"- David L. Robbins (1999, Bantam Books)
*"Act Of War"- Brad Thor (2014, Emily Bestler Books/Atria)
*"The Cardinal of the Kremlin"- Tom Clancy (1988, Berkley)
*"The Overton Window"- Glenn Beck (2010, Threshold Editions, Mercury Radio Arts)
*"The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control Of The Democratic Party"- David Horowitz and Richard Poe (2006, Thomas Nelson)
*"Red Storm Rising"- Tom Clancy (1987, Berkley Books)
*"The Charm School"- Nelson DeMille (1988; Warner Books)... greatest work of 'pulp' fiction I've read
*"Without Remorse"- Tom Clancy (1993; Berkley Books)
*"The Politically Incorrect Guide to The South: and Why It Will Rise Again"- Clint Johnson (Regnery; 2007)
*"The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex and Femimism"- Carrie L. Lukas
*"The Ten Things You Can't Say In America"- Larry Elder (2000; St. Martin's Press)
*"Republican Party Reptile"- P.J. O'Rourke (1987; The Atlantic Monthly Press)
*"A Personal Odyssey"- Thomas Sowell (2000; Free Press)
*"Churchill: Speaker of the Century- A Biography"- James C. Humes (1980; Stein & Day)
*"Basic Economics"- Thomas Sowell (2014; Basic Books)
*"Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation"- Joseph J. Ellis (2000; Vintage Books)
*"The Wealth Of Nations"- Adam Smith (Various)- the single most important economic book of all time
*"More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws"- John R. Lott, Jr. (1998, 2000; The University of Chicago Press)
*"What I Saw At The Revolution: A Political Life In The Reagan Era"- Peggy Noonan (1990; Ballantine Books)
*"Conform: Exposing The Truth About Common Core And Public Education"- Glenn Beck (2014; Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts/A Division Of Simon & Schuster, Inc.)
*"The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism"- Robert P. Murphy, Ph.D. (2007; Regnery Publishing, Inc.)
*"The Politically Incorrect Guide To Islam (And The Crusades)"- Robert Spencer (2005; Regnery Publishing, Inc.)
*"The Quest"- Nelson DeMille (2013; Center Street)
*"Dreamers And Deceivers"- Glenn Beck (2014; Mercury Radio Arts)
*"The Hunt For Red October"- Tom Clancy (1984; Berkley)
*"The Politically Incorrect Guide To American History"- Thomas Woods, Jr. (2004; Regnery Publishing)
*"The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Presidents (from Wilson to Obama)"- Steven Hayward (2012; Regnery)
*"The Spike"- Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss (1980; Crown)...novel
*"To Begin the World Anew"- Bernard Bailyn (2003; Knopf, A Div. of Random House)
*"Plunder and Deceit"- Mark Levin (2015; Threshold Editions)
*"The DEATH of the WEST"- Patrick J. Buchanan (2002; Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Griffen)
*"Men of War: The American Soldier in Combat at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima"- Alexander Rose ( 2015; Random House)
*"Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800"- John Ferling (2004; Oxford University Press)
*"The Gate House"- Nelson DeMille (2008; Grand Central Publishing)
*"His Excellency: George Washington"- Joseph J. Ellis (2004; Knopf)
*"General Washington's Christmas Farewell : A Mount Vernon Homecoming, 1783."- Stanley Weintraub (2003; Free Press)
*"Margaret Thatcher: The Downing Street Years, 1979-1990"- Margaret Thatcher (2011; Harper Collins)
*"The Fountainhead"- Ayn Rand (Various)
*"The First American: The Life And Times Of Benjamin Franklin"- H.W. Brands (2000; Anchor Books)
*"Revolutionaries: A New History Of The Invention Of America"- Jack Rakove (2010; Mariner)
*"Common Sense"- Thomas Paine (Various)
*"The Fall of Berlin 1945"- Antony Beevor (2003; Penguin Books)
*"The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Founding Fathers"- Brion McClanahan (2009; Regnery)
*"We The Living"- Ayn Rand (2011; Penguin- 75th Anniversary Edition)
*"It Is About Islam"- Glenn Beck (2015; Threshold Editions, Mercury Radio Arts, Simon & Schuster)
*"Nineteen Eighty-Four"- George Orwell (Various, multiple printings)
*"Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns"- Glenn Beck (2013; Threshold Editions)
*"Churchill's Trial: Winston Churchill And The Salvation Of Free Government"- Larry P. Arnn (2015; Nelson Books)
*"The Military History of World War II"- A Remarkable 19-volume set of brief but fascinating recounts of major and minor WWII battles- Colonel Trevor Nevitt Dupuy, U.S. Army Ret. (1963; Franklin Watts)
*”Setting the World Ablaze: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, And The American Revolution”- John Ferling (2000; Oxford University Press)
*”How To Be Right: the art of being Persuasively Correct”- Greg Gutfeld (2015; Crown Forum)
*”What Would The Founders Say: A Patriot’s Answers To America’s Most Pressing Problems”-Larry Schweikart (2011; Sentinel)
*”Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History”- Brian Kilmeade And Don Yaeger (2015; Sentinel)
*”George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved The American Revolution”- Brian Kilmeade And Don Yaeger (2014; Sentinel)
*”Ardennes: The Battle Of The Bulge 1944"- Antony Beevor (2015; Viking)
*"The Glorious Cause: the American Revolution, 1763-1789"- Robert Middlekauff (2015; Oxford University Press)
*"The First Hostage"- Joel C. Rosenberg (2015; Tyndale House)
*"Alexander Hamilton"- Ron Chernow (2005; Penguin)
*"James Madison: A Life..."- Lynne Cheney (2015; Penguin)
*"Duplicity"- Newt Gingrich (2015; Center Street)
*"Margaret Thatcher: At Her Zenith: In London, Washington, and Moscow"- Charles Moore (Knopf; 2016)
*"Destiny and Power: George H.W. Bush"- Jon Meacham (2015; Random House)
*"Eisenhower: Soldier and President"- Stephen E. Ambrose (1991; Simon & Schuster)
*"The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Great Depression And The New Deal"- Murphy (2009; Regnery)
*"John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit"- James Traub (2016; Basic Books)
*"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination"- Annette Gordon-Reed (2016; Liveright Publishing Corporation)
*"Washington's Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution"- Patrick K. O'Donnell (2016; Grove/Atlantic)
*"The Politically Incorrect Guide To Socialism"- Kevin D. Williamson (2011; Regnery)
*"The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Bible"- Robert J. Hutchinson (2008; Regnery)
*"MacArthur At War: World War II In The Pacific"- Walter R. Borneman (2016; Little, Brown and Company)
*"Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey With Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford"- Clint Hill (2016; Gallery Books)
*"Wake Up America"- Eric Bolling (2016; St. Martin's Press)
*”Stealing America”- Dinesh D’Souza (2015; Harper Collins)
*”Legends & Lies: The Patriots”- David Fisher (2016; Henry Holt)
*”The Problem of Pain”- C.S. Lewis (2015; Harper Collins Pub.)
*”Lessons My Father Taught me: The Strength, Integrity, and Faith of Ronald Reagan”- Michael Reagan (2016; Humanix)
*”Armageddon: How Trump Can Beat Hillary”- Dick Morris (2016; Humanix)
*”13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi”- Mitchell Zuckoff (2015; Grand Central Publishing)
*”The Black Widow”- Daniel Silva (2016; Harper)
*"Foreign Agent"- Brad Thor (2016; Atria)
*”The Theory of Moral Sentiments”- Adam Smith (Various)
*”It’s Dangerous to Believe”- Mary Eberstadt (2016; Harper Collins)
*”Wealth, Poverty, and Politics”- Dr. Thomas Sowell (Basic Books; 2016)
*”Flyover Nation”- Dana Loesch (2016; Penguin Publishing Group)
*”Ghosts of War”- Brad Taylor (2016; Penguin Publishing Group)
*”Scorched Earth: Restoring The Country After Obama”- Michael Savage (2016; Center Street)
*”Killing The Rising Sun”- Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard (2016; Holt Henry & Sons)
*”The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia's Road to Terror and Dictatorship Under Yeltsin and Putin”- David Satter (2016; Yale University Press)
*”Washington’s Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution”- Patrick K. O’Donnell (2016; Grove Atlantic, Inc.)
*”If You Can Keep It”- Eric Metaxes (Penguin Publishing Group; 2016)
*”Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America’s Founding Document”- Sen. Mike Lee (2016; Penguin Publishing Group)
*”The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789”- Joseph Ellis (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group; 2016)
*”Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010”- Charles Murray (2013; The Crown Publishing Group)
*”The First Hostage”- Joel C. Rosenberg (2016; Tyndale House Publishers)
*”Putin’s Master Plan: To Destroy Europe, Divide NATO, and Restore Russian Power and Global Influence”- Douglas E. Schoen with Evan Roth Smith (2016; Encounter)
*”Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era”- Thomas C. Leonard (2016; Princeton)
*”All the Gallant men: An American Sailor’s Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor”- Donald Stratton & Ken Gire (Harper Collins; 2016)
*”Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era”- Thomas C. Leonard (2016; Princeton)

*”The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun-Control Lies”- John R. Lott, Jr. (2016; Regnery)
*”Liberty’s Nemesis: The Unchecked Expansion of the State”- Edited by Dean Reuter and John Roo (2016; Encounter)
*”A Hero of France”- Alan Furst (2016; Random House)
*”Shall We Wake the President? Two Centuries of Disaster Management from The Oval Office”- Tevi Troy (2016; Lyons)
*”Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior”- Arthur Herman (2016; Random House)
*”The American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republic”- Michael Medved (2016; Crown Forum)
*”The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us”- Joel Kotkin (2016; Agate B2)
*”The Making of the President 2016”- Roger Stone (2017; Skyhorse Publishing)
*”Without Warning”- Joel C. Rosenberg (2017; Tyndale House Publishers)
*”Sex Scandal: The Drive to Abolish Male & Female”- Ashley McGuire (2017; Regnery)
*”Listen Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?”- Thomas Frank (Metropolitan; 2016)
*”The Closing of the Liberal Mind: How Groupthink and Intolerance Define the Left”- Kim R. Holmes (Encounter; 2016)
*”Trump's War: His Battle for America"- Michael Savage (Center Street; 2017)
*”In the Arena: Good Citizens, a Great Republic, and How One Speech Can Reinvigorate America”- Pete Hegseth (2016; Threshold Editions)- Every American should read this book
*”From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez: Intellectuals and a Century of Political Hero Worship”- Paul Hollander (2017; Cambridge)
*”Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America”- David Horowitz (2017; Humanix Books)
*”No Child Left Alone: Getting the Government Out of Parenting"- Abby W. Schachter (2016; Encounter)
*”The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us”- Joel Kotkin (2016; Agate B2)
*”JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity”- Larry Kudlow (2016; Penguin Publishing Group)
*"The American Spirit"- David McCullough (2017; Simon & Schuster)
*”Democracy in America”- Alexis de Tocqueville (Various)
*”Churchill & Orwell: The Fight for Freedom”- Thomas E. Ricks (2017; Penguin Press)
*”Understanding Trump”- Newt Gingrich (2017; Center Street)
*”Enemies, Foreign & Domestic: A Seal’s Story”- Carl Higbie (2016; Post Hill Press)
*”The Swamp”- Eric Bolling (2017; St. Martin’s Press)
*”The Great Exception: The New Deal and the Limits of American politics”- Jefferson Cowie (Princeton; 2016)
*”Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism”- Mark R. Levin (2017;  Threshold Editions )
*”On Human Nature”- Roger Scruton (2017; Princeton)
*”Bill O’Reilly’s Legends & Lies: The Civil War”- written by David Fisher (2017; Henry Holt)
*”The Vanishing American Adult”- Ben Sasse (2017; St. Martin’s Press)
*”From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez: Intellectuals and a Century of Political Hero Worship”- Paul Hollander (2016; Cambridge)
*”Coming Apart”- Charles Murray (2012; The Crown Publishing Group)
*”House of Spies”- Daniel Silva (2017; Harper Collins)
*”Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces”- Mark Moyar (2017; Basic)
*”The Big Lie”- Dinesh D’Souza (2017; Regnery)
*”Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide”- Michael J. Knowles (2017; Threshold Editions)
*”Rogue Spooks: The Intelligence War On Donald Trump”- Dick Morris & Eileen McGann (2017; St. Martin’s Press)
*”Enemy of the State”- Kyle Mills/Vince Flynn (2017; Atria/Emily Bestler)
*”Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left”- David Horowitz (2014; Regnery)
*”American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation”- Jon Meacham (2007; Random House)
*”The Tyranny of Silence”- Flemming Rose (2016; Cato Institute)
*”The President Will See You Now: My Stories and Lessons From Ronald Reagan’s Final Years”- Peggy Grande (2017; Hachette Books)
*”Giant”- Ron Chernov (2017; Penguin Press)
*”No Go Zones: How Sharia Law Is Coming To A Neighborhood Near You”- (2017; Regnery)
*”The Man Who Could Be King”- John Rippin Miller (2017; Amazon)
*”Hamilton Versus Jefferson In The Washington Administration: Completing The Founding Or Betraying The Founding?”- Carson Holloway (2016; Cambridge University Press)
*”California’s War Against Donald Trump”- James V. Lacy & Katy Grimes (2017; Amazon)
*”Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World”- Eric Metaxas (Oct. 3, 2017; Penguin Publishing Group)
*”God, Faith and Reason”- Michael Savage (2017; Center Street)
*”Code Girls: the Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II”- Liza Mundy (2017; Hachette Books)
*”The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism”- Henry Olsen (2017; Broadside) 
*”Killing England”- Bill O’Reilly (2017; Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.) 
*”President McKinley: Architect of the American Century”- Robert W. Merry (2017; Simon & Schuster)
*”The Cuban Affair”- Nelson DeMille (2017;  Simon & Schuster)
*”Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans”- Brian Kilmeade (2017; Penguin Publishing Group)
*”The Capitalist Code: It Can Save Your Life And Make You Very Rich”- Ben Stein (2017; Humanix Books)
*”Vengeance”- Newt Gingrich (2017; Center Street)
*”On Liberty and Its Enemies: Essays of Kenneth Minogue”- Edited by Timothy Fuller (2017; Encounter) 
*”Liberty & Learning”- Larry P. Arn (2004; Hillsdale College Press)
*”The New Russia”- Mikhail Gorbachev (2016; Riley)
*”Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture”- Anthony Esolen (2017; Regnery)
*”When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment”—Ryan T. Anderson  (2018; Encounter)
*”Union Jack: John F. Kennedy’s Special Relationship with Great Britain”- Christopher Sandford (2017; ForeEdge)
*”Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It”—David L. Bahnsen (2018; Post Hill)
*”The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won”—Victor Davis Hanson (2017; Basic Books)
*”The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest…”- Tyler Cowen (2017; St. Martin’s)
*”The Rational Bible”- Dennis Prager (2018; Regnery)
*”Leading a Worthy Life: Finding Meaning in Modern Times”- Leon R. Kass (2018; Encounter)

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