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and the Conscience of the Conservative Movement
Less Government is the Best Government


Memorable Quotes

Some quotes have been updated to conform to modern linguistics.
All reprisals were thoughtfully done and are the sole work of the editor.

"The Constitution entrusts our government with the responsibility to promote the General Welfare. It doesn't give Americans the right to collect welfare. The Constitution permits the Federal Government to provide for our Common Defense. It doesn't give us the right to create and maintain a national strategic offence in 196 different countries around the world, nor to build a police state right here at home. It doesn't entrust America with the responsibility to be the world's policeman or give Americans the right to stick our big noses into any other country's domestic affairs." –Scott Rohter

"Wisdom is better than weapons of war but one sinner destroys much good. Yet the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it." – Eccl. 7:12 and Eccl 9:18

"Legal precedent is like a crutch that lawyers and judges use to stand on when they won't stand on the Constitution and they can't stand on the rock of wisdom and common sense. Wisdom stands on its own. If you use wisdom then you don't need a crutch to stand on." – Scott Rohter

"On the subject of sex changes and the mental and emotional health of individuals who would like to have a sex change operation let me just say that sometimes I would like to be an airplane and just fly away, but it's probably a good thing that I haven't found an orthopedic surgeon greedy enough to sew wings on my back or I might already be one. The problem with Bruce Jenner was never between his legs. It is between his ears!" –Scott Rohter

"By the time an unborn baby has fingers and toes it already has a beating heart and a developed brain. By this time an unborn child is capable of experiencing pain and suffering. A baby possesses a will to live at about twelve weeks. By that time if the child's mother still hasn't decided to have a baby then the mother's right to choice must yield to her baby's right to life. The mother's access to abortion becomes secondary to the baby's right to life. Life must be respected and protected in America. A baby has a right to life!" – Scott Rohter

“We desperately need a political re-awakening in America. We cannot maintain our freedoms without returning to the principles of limited government and personal responsibility. These are the twin core values upon which freedom stands.” – Scott Rohter

“The Federal Government is not supposed to be some kind of a drive through social service agency where every State, County, City, and millions of Americans can just pull up to the drive through window and order all kinds of free government entitlements.” – Scott Rohter

“The Office of the Presidency has gone from being a ‘bully pulpit’ under Theodore Roosevelt to being a big bully under Barack Obama.” – Scott Rohter

“Government should be a stepping stone, not a stumbling block.” – Representative Andy Olson, Albany Oregon

“There is something behind the throne that is even greater than the King himself.” – Sir William Pitt 1770

“The real rulers in Washington are invisible and they exercise their power from behind the scenes.”
– Felix Frankfurter, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

“A great nation and little minds go ill together.” – Edmond Burke, Irish Statesmen and British M.P. 1729-1797

“The goal of every American should be to secure for ourselves and our children the continued blessings of freedom and an equal amount of liberty and justice for all.” – Scott Rohter

“Government is not the solution to the problem. Government is the problem.” – Ronald Reagan, 40th President

“Bigger government isn’t better government. It only brings the certainty of higher taxes and more regulations.”
– Scott Rohter

“A government that is big enough to give you everything is also big enough to take everything away.”
– Gerald Ford, 38th President - in a speech to Congress, Aug. 12, 1974

“We have more laws in the United States than we have freedom to live our lives.” – Scott Rohter

“The question is not whether you have a right to render people miserable, but whether it is not in your best interest to make them happy.” – Edmond Burke, Irish Statesmen and British M.P. 1729-1797

“Money is more trouble than it is worth.” – Horace Greeley 1860
(This statement has actually come true and it proves that if you wait long enough almost anything is possible.)

“A living dog is better than a dead lion.” – Ecclesiastes 9.4

“Wisdom is better than strength or weapons of war, but one sinner can destroy a lot of good.”
- Ecclesiastes 9.16-18

“There is a time for everything and for every purpose under heaven.” - Ecclesiastes 3.1 reprisal

“The British once had an Empire and they ruled the world. Now what is left of their former Empire has come home to England and it is ruling them.” – Scott Rohter

"Its hard to fight stupidity when just about every person I meet thinks they know everything already."
– Scott Rohter

“Republicans in Congress say they are going to stop the slide of our country to the political left, but that isn't good enough. They need to do more than that. They need to move the country back to the right, just in order to find where the center used to be.” Scott Rohter

“Oregon has been governed by Democrats, for Democrats for way too long. It is time for a change, but the Oregon Republican Party will have to do something very different if they want to change that, like actually standing for principles and providing Oregonians with a good reason to elect them.”
- Scott Rohter

“We can’t borrow our way out of debt, and we can’t print our way to prosperity.” – Scott Rohter

“The worst government that money can buy is the kind of government we get when we dont stay informed or participate in the process. It is also the government that we deserve.” – Scott Rohter

“The best kind of government is the smallest government with the least taxes.” – Scott Rohter

“We have to pass this legislation so that we can find out what’s in it.”
– Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, 111th Congress

“There are things that we know, and there are things that we don’t know. Then there are the things that we don’t even know that we don’t know. Those are the things that are the hardest.”
– Donald Rumsfeld Secretary of Defense, during the Iraq War

“If I had to choose between government and a free press, I would choose a free press.”
– Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States, and Founder of the Democratic Party

“We have more codes, ordinances, and statutes than we have libraries to contain them all, or the time to read them all, and yet we keep passing more of them every year.” – Scott Rohter

“If we don’t start restoring trust soon to the political process by which we govern ourselves, then people just simply won’t obey a common traffic light anymore.” – Scott Rohter

“How are we ever going to solve all of our economic problems if we run out of ink to print dollar bills?”
– Scott Rohter

“How can we claim to love our children when we continue to send politicians to Washington who spend whatever is left of their future?” – Scott Rohter

“Obammunism: Take from the poor. Give to the rich. Steal from the future… So where exactly is the change?”
– Scott Rohter

“The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor riches to men of understanding, but time and chance happens to them all.” – Ecclesiastes 9.11

“The purpose of government is to create a little order out of chaos, but if the established order becomes too unfair and corrupt then maybe we need a little more chaos.” – Scott Rohter

“Thoughtful and well informed citizens are the best hope for our democracy, our future, and our prosperity.”
– Scott Rohter

“The greatest threat to our future and our freedom is our own Federal government.” – Scott Rohter

“This isn’t a ‘Lame Duck Congress’. It’s more like a lame Congress ducking their responsibilities.”
– remarking on the the 111th Congress.

“Freedom is always better than a government handout because a handout doesn't build independence and self esteem!" – Scott Rohter

"Give a man a fish and you will enable him to eat. Teach a man to fish and you will empower him to live.”

– Edited original author unknown

“A hypocrite will listen to many reasonable arguments, but he will not understand any of them. They will all fall on deaf ears.” – Scott Rohter

“We don’t make a lot of hardware anymore in America. We don’t make our flatware or our tableware either. We don’t even manufacture our own underwear. Wherefore,how can this kind of free trade actually be good for our country?”
– Scott Rohter

“In America you can indict a grilled cheese sandwich. You just can’t allow your meal ticket to plead guilty because the lawyers wouldn't make enough money.” – Scott Rohter

“The Constitution is not a lump of clay that should be reconfigured to conform to a partisan political agenda.” 
– Scott Rohter

“Weakness is an open invitation just waiting to be taken advantage of.”  -  Scott Rohter

“Peace will come, and it will come to stay, and when it does, it will come so as to be finally worth keeping. Then it will be said that among free people there is no successful appeal from the ballot box to the bullet [box]…” 
- Abraham Lincoln reprisal

“The purpose of government is to secure our unalienable God given rights. Whenever any government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it,…[in fact] it is their duty to throw off such a government.”  -  Declaration of Independence

“It is better to die on our feet than to live on our knees.”  -  F.D.R.

“It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.”  -  Old Italian Saying

“Our Federal government was created by the majority opinion of nine of the thirteen colonies to serve the interests of those States and any future States. It is now mainly concerned with serving its own selfish interests in Washington at the expense of the States."
–  Scott Rohter

“It’s old, it’s paid for, and it’s mine used to be something that we could say about our country, but it's just not true anymore.”  -  Scott Rohter

“Every day we squander a little bit more of our children’s future. Can we keep doing this and remain blameless in their eyes?”  -  Scott Rohter

“No government should be without critics. If its intentions are good then it has nothing to fear from criticism.”
- Thomas Jefferson on September 9, 1792 in a letter to George Washington (reprisal)

“The opinions of men should not be the object of any government. Our civil rights are no more dependent on our religious beliefs than they are dependent upon our thoughts about geometry or physics!” 
– From the Virginia Act for Establishing Religious Freedom, by Thomas Jefferson, 1786  (reprisal)

“Give me the liberty to know, and to speak, and to debate freely according to my conscience, above all [other] liberties.”  -  John Milton, 1644 (reprisal)

“The free communication of ideas and opinions is one of the most precious rights of mankind.”  -  from the French Declaration of the Rights of Man

“Italian journalism is free because it serves one cause and one purpose... mine!”  -  Mussolini, 1928

“The state reserves the right to be the sole interpreter of the needs of society.”  -  Mussolini, 1934

“There is an imaginary circle drawn around every human being, over which no government should be able to step.”  -  John Stuart Mill, 1848 - from the “Political Economy” (reprisal by Editor)

“In designing a government the great difficulty is this: You must first empower the government in order to control the governed, and then in the very next step, you must oblige it to control itself so as not to reduce them to servitude.” 
-  James Madison, 1788 - The Federalist #51 reprisal

“Without wisdom the nations fall and the people perish.”  – Bible

“No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.”  -  The Bill of Rights, 5th Amendment

“Religion, morality, and knowledge are necessary for good government… Therefore schools and the means of educating the people should always be encouraged.”  -  Thomas Jefferson, 1787, from the Northwest Ordinance

“….We must offer the world leadership designed to advance the goal of universal progress and enduring peace.”  -  General Douglas MacArthur, 1952

“We reject any idea that one race of people is in any way better than another.”  -  Dwight Eisenhower, Inaugural Address 1953 (reprisal)

“It doesn’t do any good to hold the door open for someone if they don't have a way to walk through it. And if they do have a way to pass through it then you probably don’t need to hold it open because they can open it for themselves.”  -  Ronald Reagan, talking about Affirmative Action. (reprisal by Editor)

“When they kept you out [before] it was because you were black. When they let you in [now] it is because you are black. Is that supposed to be progress?”  -  Marilyn French U.S. Author 1977

“When you’re young, you get blamed for crimes that you didn’t commit. When you are old, you get credit for virtues that you never had. I guess it all evens out in the end.”  -  I.F. Stone U.S. Author, 1988

“In order to keep the lamp burning you have to keep putting the oil in it.”  -  Mother Teresa

“When you go in search of honey you should expect to be stung by bees.”  -  Kenneth Kaunda, President of Zambia

“If you want to change the world, you can start by turning off your television. That will only change your reality, but if we all did the same thing, then together we could change our collective reality... and eventually we can change the world!”  -  Scott Rohter

“It is only one [short] step from the sublime to the ridiculous.”  -  Napoleon, after his defeat by the Russians

“A mosquito can bite a horse and make him wince, but when the pain is all over, the one thing is but a little insect, and the other is still a big horse!”  -  Samuel Johnson, 1709 – 1784

“This generation will have to repent not merely for the hateful words and actions of bad people, but [also] for the appalling silence of good people.”  -  Martin Luther King Jr.

“The [belief] that we could if we only wanted to, is the reason that many of us do absolutely nothing.” 
- German philosopher G.C. Lichtenberg, Reprisal by Editor 1742-1799

“In the animal kingdom all of the various different kinds of animals do not admire one another. A fish does not look up to a bird. A bird does not look up to a horse, and a horse does not admire its rider. The only animals that actually admire each other are human beings. But this unique ability to experience admiration for someone else is an indispensable human quality that is essential if we are ever going to achieve our potential as productive adults and improve ourselves as a species.” 
-  a combination of two quotes by Thomas Mann and Blaise Pascal (Reprisal by Editor)

“Adversity is the nurse of greatness which roughly rocks her patients back to health.” 
-  William Cullen Bryant, 1851 (reprisal)

“Adversity is necessary for greatness, just as water is necessary for life.”  -  Scott Rohter, 2011

“To watch someone brave adversity is to know someone who is worthy of respect and admiration.” 
-  Scott Rohter - Reprisal of a quote by Seneca, Roman philosopher

"Government is supposed to be a stepping stone, not a millstone around our necks!" - Scott Rohter

“Communist theory is summed up in just four words: abolition of private property.”  - Communist Manifesto

“True democracy does what the people want. A leader’s job is to decide what the people actually want. The great majority of people are like untrained muscles with no direction without their leader who is their brain…”  -  Juan Peron- Former dictator of Argentina, 1953     

“The people will have the right to elect their representatives from a list of candidates [who have been approved by the Party].”  -  Leon Trotsky Communist Revolutionary, 1937 in “The Revolution Betrayed”

...Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, and ... moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!” - Barry Goldwater

“Live within your means, no matter how much money you have to borrow! That's the way that our government operates.”
- Jack Andress, Eugene, OR

“The Republican's Contract with America really didn't change anything because it didn't pull up any of the 'un-constitutional weeds' growing in our Republic by their roots. It just cut them down to the ground and we all know what happens when you mow the weeds. They just grow back again.” - Scott Rohter

“The strategy of the Progressive Establishment has always been to get the two most liberal candidates from each political Party nominated in their partisan political primaries and then to promote the most progressive of those two candidates in the general election.” - Scott Rohter

"Between 1994 and the year 2000, when the Republican majority was in control of the House of Representatives, President Clinton played House Speaker Newt Gringrich like a violin!”
- Edward Crane, President of the CATO Institute, December 2010.

“Traditional medical ethics, based on the doctor-patient relationship must be changed... The primary function of health care regulations should be to limit an individuals own decision-making!”
- Donald Berwick,  President Obama's Chief Administrator of Medicare

“Our government keeps growing. It keeps getting bigger every year. It continues to gobble up more of our money and our freedoms in the process. The only thing that keeps growing is called cancer and just as cancer can destroy a human body if it is left untreated so too an out of control government will destroy a nation if it is not held in check!” - Scott Rohter

“There are no accidents, only encounters with destiny!”  -  Ellie Wiesel (reprisal)

“The tree of Liberty must be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants!”
- Thomas Jefferson

“Don't expect to be carried from despotism to liberty on a feather bed.” - Thomas Jefferson

“In matters of principle, stand like a rock. In other matters swim with the current.” - Thomas Jefferson

“Ambition is a tricky little animal to tame. It is very skillful at concealing itself from its master.”
- Thomas Jefferson, reprisal

“I study politics and war so that my children will be free to study mathematics and philosophy!”
- John Adams

“My aim has been... to keep the United States... independent of all and under the influence of none.”
George Washington

“The most enviable praise of all is just to be called an honest man.” - George Washington, reprisal by Editor

““The time to guard against corruption and tyranny is before they lay hold upon you. It is much better to keep the wolf out of the field than to trust that after he enters the field, he won't devour the sheep". - Thomas Jefferson

“Big banks are more dangerous than standing armies, and the practice of borrowing and spending money to be paid back by the next generation is stealing from their future.” - Thomas Jefferson, reprisal by Editor

“Wisdom comes from God. It isn't something that happens to you because you went to college and received a degree. Hopefully all the schooling provided you with a few facts, and adds some reasonable perspective, but when all of the schooling is said and done all of these institutions of higher learning can only issue a certificate of completion. They can not provide you with wisdom or intelligence and even with that degree sometimes their graduates still don't know the difference between right and wrong.” - Scott Rohter

"In the absence of a true beacon of light, even a small flashlight appears bright in the darkness." - Scott Rohter, comparing Martin Luther King Jr. to Louis Farrakhan

“The United Nations was created to preserve peace, not to initiate war!” - Scott Rohter

“The President needs to get permission from Congress, the People’s House, before he puts the people or any of their children in harm’s way!” - Scott Rohter

“It is obvious because soldiers might die in the service of their country, that the Constitution requires the President to seek the approval of Congress, before asking the Nation’s young men and women to risk their lives in its defense! And it is precisely for that reason, because soldiers might die in defense of their country, that the Constitution requires the President to obtain the permission of Congress, before sending them to war!”
- Scott Rohter

“It is the unfortunate truth that liberty is in as much danger from too much government, as it is from too little government! What is needed is the proper balance.” – Scott Rohter, inspired by a quote from James Madison

“If men were angels then government would not be necessary!” –James Madison

“People will continue to seek justice until it is found, or until liberty is lost in the pursuit.” –James Madison, reprisal

“History has shown that at least one-half of every century is consumed in war.” –James Monroe, reprisal

“The distribution of trust is better than the re-distribution of wealth!” –Scott Rohter

“In a representative republic, the education of our children must be of the utmost importance!”
–James Monroe, reprisal

“I would much rather be found guilty of making a serious mistake in judgment, than to be accused of being even a little bit insincere.” –John Quincy Adams, reprisal

“As for the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were the day that I took office, and the day that I left office!” –Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States

“Our Constitution rests on the good sense and the respect of the American people.”
–John Quincy Adams, reprisal

“There is no misdeed so small or insignificant that it won’t be remembered by your political enemies!”
–Scott Rohter, inspired by a quote from John Quincy Adams

“The law is an artificial human construct, quite arbitrary, and of absolutely no use anywhere else but in a court of law!” –John Quincy Adams, reprisal by Editor

“Good conscience is the most valuable asset of all!” –James Madison, reprisal by Editor

“Freedom has more often been lost in small steps by progressive incrementalism, than it has been by catastrophic upheavals such as violence or war.” –James Madison, reprisal by Editor

“It is better to spread trust all around than to hand out money!” –James Monroe, reprisal by Editor

“Good morals are superior to knowledge, skill, and talent combined.”
–Scott Rohter, inspired by a quote from Andrew Jackson

“One man with courage constitutes a majority.”  -Andrew Jackson

"Mere precedent is a dangerous source of authority." - Andrew Jackson

"In a free government, the demand for moral qualities should be superior to that of talent." - Andrew Jackson

"Indebtedness cannot be lessened by borrowing more money, or by changing the form of the debt: - President Martin Van Buren 1837-1841

“Let us remember that revolutions don’t always establish freedom. Our own free institutions were not the product of our revolution, but rather the inspiration for it!” –Millard Filmore, 13th President, reprisal by Editor

“The law is the only sure protection for the weak, and the only effective restraint upon the strong.”
–President Millard Fillmore

“God knows I detest slavery, but it is an existing evil for which we are not responsible. We must endure it [for now] and give it such protection as is guaranteed by the Constitution, until [such time as] we can get rid of it without destroying [our country]. We are the last great hope of free government in the world.” –Millard Fillmore, reprisal by Editor

“What is right and what is practical are often two entirely different things.”
–James Buchanan, 15th President, written before the outbreak of the Civil War - Reprisal.

“If you are as happy on entering the White House as I am in leaving it, then you are the happiest man in the country.” –James Buchanan, 15th President

“If slavery is not wrong, then nothing can ever be wrong!” –Abraham Lincoln

“The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.” –Abraham Lincoln

“As I would not [want to] be a slave, so I would also not [care to] be a master.” –Abraham Lincoln reprisal by Editor

“When you have an elephant by the [tail] and he is trying to get away, it is best to just let him go!”
-Abraham Lincoln, reprisal by Editor

“You can fool all of the people some of the time, and you can fool some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time!” –Abraham Lincoln

“If you always support the correct principles then you will never get the wrong results!”
–Andrew Johnson, reprisal

“True conviction is my courage, and the Constitution is my guide!” –Andrew Johnson

“He serves his party best who serves his country best!” –Rutherford B. Hayes

“Whatever greatness there is in the United States exists because of hard work. Work is the creator of all of this wealth! Without work there would be no government, no wealth, and no greatness in America!”
–Ulysses S. Grant, reprisal

“The way in which a country treats it’s women is a very good basis on which to judge the true nature of that society.”
–Benjamin Harrison, reprisal

“Vacillating and inconsistency are as incompatable with personal success as they are with self respect and human dignity!” –Scott Rohter, inspired by a quote from Benjamin Harrison

“Americans are not the policemen of the world.”  -From Benjamin Harrison

“I am the grandson of nobody...  Everyone should stand on his or her own merits.” -Benjamin Harrison, reprisal

“A man’s class is determined not by what he has, but by what he is!” -Benjamin Harrison, reprisal

"The Working Man’s Creed: “A short day is better than a short dollar.” -William McKinley, reprisal

“The liberty to make our laws does not give us the freedom nor the license to break our laws!”
–William McKinley, reprisal

“A nation that still needs to distinguish between stealing an election, and stealing a new pair of shoes, is not completely civilized yet.”  -Theodore Roosevelt, reprisal

“Under the government, corruption can flourish just as easily as it can anywhere else!” 
-Theodore Roosevelt, reprisal

“Theodore Roosevelt said, “A great democracy must be progressive.”  And it was he who caused the Republican candidate for President in 1912, the incumbent William Taft, to lose to the Democratic candidate Woodrow Wilson. This ushered in the entire 'Progressive Movement', which we are still fighting to this day!  So can we Republicans please refrain from quoting Theodore Roosevelt anymore!” –Scott Rohter

“We live in a country where our nation’s legislators seem to regard the passing of laws as far more important than enforcing the laws.” -William Howard Taft, reprisal    (Note: It sounds just like today, doesn't it?  -  Editor)

“We can't have a decent government unless those in power exercise self restraint.”
-William Howard Taft, reprisal

“We need citizens who are less concerned about what their government can do for them, and more concerned about what they can do for the nation.”  -Warren G. Harding, reprisal

“Nothing I never said ever did me any harm!”  -Calvin Coolidge

“Prosperity is only an instrument to be used for humanity. It is not a god to be worshiped.” 
-Calvin Coolidge

“The power to tax is the power to destroy.”  -Calvin Collidge

“Never go out and meet trouble!  If you just sit and wait, someone else will go out and find it for you.”
–Calvin Coolidge, reprisal

“There is no dignity quite as impressive, nor independence as important as living within your means.”
–Calvin Coolidge, reprisal

“Nothing is easier than spending the public’s money!  It does not appear to belong to anyone, and the temptation to spend it…is overwhelming!”
-Calvin Coolidge, reprisal

“War is the rule of force, and peace is the reign of law.” –Calvin Coolidge

“What the end of the carnage of World War II meant to those who remember it, can never be forgotten, but to all those who don’t, its meaning can never be fully understood!”
-Calvin Coolidge, reprisal

“Blessed are the children [and they shall surely need to be blessed] because they shall inherit the national debt!” –Herbert Hoover, reprisal

“Even if security from the cradle to the grave could eliminate [all] the risks of life, it would [still] be a dead hand on the creative spirit of the American people.” -Herbert Hoover

“We must beware of a small group of selfish individuals who would clip the wings of the American eagle in order to feather their own nests.” –FDR

“If you give up liberty for a little safety, you deserve neither liberty or safety," [and you will probably loose both].
–FDR, reprisal by Editor

"If you are willing to give up your freedom for a little security, then you don't deserve either [and you will probably lose both]! - FDR, variation by Scott Rohter

“A just war is more beneficial for the human soul than a prosperous peace.” –FDR, reprisal by Editor

“It is better to die on our feet than to live on our knees.” -FDR

“A politician is a man who runs for government office.  A statesman is a politician who has been dead for about ten or fifteen years!” –Harry Truman, reprisal by Editor

“Being President is a little bit like riding a tiger.  You have to keep riding, or else you will be swallowed up by it!”
–Harry Truman, reprisal by Editor

“If you can’t convince them [with your logic] then just confound them [with your wit.]” -Harry Truman, reprisal

“Three things [in life] ruin a man.  Power, money, and women.  I never wanted power.  I never had any money.  And the only woman in my life is up at the house right now.” -Harry Truman

“The president hears a hundred voices that tell him he is a great man.  He has to listen very carefully to hear the one small voice that tells him he is not!” –Harry Truman

“The only way to win World War III is to just prevent it!” –Dwight D. Eisenhower

“A people that values their privileges over their principles will lose both.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower, reprisal

“In the final sense, … every warship launched, every rocket fired, [and every bomb dropped] is stealing from those who hunger and are not fed, [from those who thirst and are not quenched], and from those who are cold and are not clothed.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower, reprisal by Editor

“What counts is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower

“I believe in building bridges, but we should only build our end of the bridge.” -Richard Nixon

“A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he [gives up!]” -Richard Nixon

“The nearest thing to eternal life on earth is a government program.” –Ronald Regan

“A taxpayer is someone who works for the Federal Government, but who doesn’t have to [pass]
a civil service exam.”
–Ronald Regan

“Government is not the solution to the problem.  Government is the problem!” -Ronald Regan

“I used to say that politics was the 2nd oldest profession, but I have come to [learn] that it bears a [remarkable resemblance] to the 1st oldest profession.” –The esteemed Ronald Regan, reprisal by Editor

“Nations don’t distrust each other because they are armed.  They are armed because they distrust each other!”
–Ronald Wilson Regan

“Trust but verify!” –Ronald Regan

“When an 18-year-old Palestinian girl is persuaded to blow herself up, and in doing so she kills a 17-year-old Israeli girl, we are watching the future itself die!” -George W. Bush, reprisal

“The best way to promote freedom around the world is to just show that it actually works.” -Anonymous

“Except for the physical science departments, our colleges and universities are like ‘ Mandarin finishing schools.’  I'm surprised that students don’t graduate with a degree, and six-inch-long fingernails! –Scott Rohter

“I want my life to have meaning.  When it’s over, I want it to have counted for something.  I want to make a difference!” –Scott Rohter

“In America you can indict a grilled cheese sandwich!  You just can’t let it plead guilty, because the lawyers would not make enough money!” –Scott Rohter

“The art of war is simple.  Find the enemy and kill him before he kills you!” -Unknown

“Did you ever feel sick, throw up, and almost immediately start to feel better?  Well that’s just what our country needs to do now!  For over one hundred years our country has been headed down the wrong path, and in the wrong direction!  We have been heading down the path of bigger government, and more regulations. We need to vomit out of office all of the liberals and progressives who have corrupted their way, bankrupted our country, and led our nation down the primrose path to fiscal insolvency and international world socialism!  Only then will we start to feel better again!”
–Scott Rohter, inspired from an idea by Eugene Bartik, Veneta, Oregon

On Abortion
“The only reason that I’m here speaking to you today is because my mother chose not to get an abortion.”
–Scott Rohter

On Freedom and Taxes
“You have to buy your freedom from time to time. You purchase it every year with another payment of your taxes! If you ever stop paying taxes then you will quickly see how directly your freedom is linked to your money! Then you will know the connection between taxes and freedom” –Scott Rohter

On Welfare
“The Federal Government is not supposed to be a drive through social services agency, where every State, and millions of Americans pull up to the government window every day, and load up with all kinds of federal freebies!” –Scott Rohter

On the EMX (the rapid transit system for West Eugene)
“The only reason that the City of Eugene and Lane County haven’t already stopped the proposed West Eugene EMX Bus Project is because LTD sees a huge pot of taxpayers gold at the end of a Federal Department of Transportation rainbow!”  (I smell a rat.)
–Scott Rohter

Free government money only blinds the eyes and corrupts the soul of all those who apply for it! - Scott Rohter

“In order to reclaim our country we need to be active instead of just being angry!” –Scott Rohter

“It is time that our nationally elected leaders start treating the American people as actual citizens of this Republic, instead of just mere fools and stooges!” –Scott Rohter

"The surest way to take a country down is to destroy its currency."

"The surest way to destroy a country is to debase its currency."
-Two variations of the same quote by Communist dictator Vladimir Lenin and British economist John Maynard Keynes

"President Obama inherited a one trillion dollar deficit courtesy of George Bush and turned it into a three trillion dollar deficit courtesy of Karl Marx!" - Michael Savage

"All the rivers run to the sea and yet the sea is not full. Unto the place from whence the rivers come, there they return again." Ecclesiastes 1:7

It makes me just sick to think that Republican candidates running for political office, have to spend most of the money that they raise with the liberal owned broadcasting networks, in order to get their Republican message broadcast over the Democrat-controlled air waves of our country! - Scott Rohter

“The patina has started to wear off the ebony finish of Barack Obama, revealing the true color of the wood underneath. It just so happens that the real color of the wood underneath is cherry!” – Scott Rohter

“I don't believe that it is too late to educate millions of brainwashed Liberals and Progressives. We simply must, and we have to succeed, so they all don’t keep putting their trust in the false promises of Marxism, Communism, or Socialism!” – Scott Rohter

“Anarchists, labor unions, and the professionally unemployed like to complain that they are being exploited by the rich, or by the system, but they are actually doing quite a serious job of exploiting the system themselves!”
– Scott Rohter

"The only thing that you will get for being a bleeding heart Liberal, is a very welcome, and life saving blood transfusion from someone who is not!" – Scott Rohter

“The Establishment is always trying to optimize their chances of getting another person in the WhiteHouse that they can control.”   -Scott Rohter

"One unfortunate consequence of World War II was that many of the bravest and strongest British males were killed during the war. As a result, jolly old England doesn't need any more women today. English men are doing a pretty good job of filling that role!" - Scott Rohter

“On the question of abortion, it is not enough to just do the right thing in your own personal life. The Federal Government must set minimum standards of acceptable behavior, with respect to protecting human life in every State!” - Scott Rohter

Capitalism defeated Communism in the 1980s, but Communism’s evil twin sister Socialism, is defeating individualism and free markets in the 21st Century! - Scott Rohter

“Just remember when you vote, to vote for one broken leg, not two!”
– Mark Tierney, Springfield, Oregon

“There is a dog in every man.” – Linda Hamilton, Eugene, Oregon

“Shoot for the moon! At least you will clear the barn and not wind up in the manure pile!” -Anonymous

“There is more spin in this election than there is in a Texas tornado.” -Scott Rohter

“We are all created equal, but that doesn’t mean that we will all remain equal!”
-Scott Rohter

“The jaws of power are always open, and its arm is always outstretched to devour and destroy the freedom to think, speak, and write.” -John Adams, reprisal

“Temporary deviations from fundamental principles are always… dangerous. When the first pretext fails, there will always be other excuses to try to prolong the evil.” -James Madison, reprisal

“Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is totally inadequate for the government of any other.” -John Adams, reprisal

"Cowardice and deceit will not achieve a lasting victory! Since the truth will ultimately triumph, a liar or a coward will not win in the end." - Scott Rohter

“My concern is not whether God is on our side. My concern is whether we are on God’s side.”

-Abraham Lincoln reprisal.

“It takes everyone to make America great, and it is necessary for the government to get off our backs in order for it to happen .”

– Scott Rohter

“The Republican Party needs a face lift. We are the face of that lift.” – Scott Rohter

“All men are created equal, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they will always remain equal, or that there won’t be an awful lot of jockeying around for power in the meantime in order to try to get a leg up on each other
- Scott Rohter

“Conscious is that great majesty of God in a human heart who’s still small voice not even the loudest revelry can drown out.” – William Henry Harrison Reprisal

“The source of all of the evil in the world is one little place not much bigger than the size of your clenched fist. It is the human heart.” - Scott Rohter

“You can try to light a fire under people, but half of them would probably die in the flames, and the rest would suffocate in the smoke.” - Scott Rohter

“We don’t know who we really are, or what we really think until we are tried. Our character and our beliefs are forged in the furnace of affliction.” – Scott Rohter

"Evil is powerless if good people are unafraid." - Ronald Reagan

"A journalist has no better friend than the truth."
- Scott Rohter

“The way elections are in America today, the only one who really wins is the Mainstream Media. They win no matter who wins, and no matter which Party wins. They usually get whatever they want, while the rest of us just get fleeced, hornswoggled and generally "taken to the cleaners." - Scott Rohter

“The same Creator made all of us: Black, White, and Brown... And he made all of us to walk upright. But many of us crawl around on our intellectual hands and knees, or slither around on our spiritual bellies, or we sit around on our big fat asses! That isn’t what God intended us to do and it isn't what made America great.” - Scott Rohter

"There is no hope of buidling a Party based on principles with a membership consisting of compromisers."
- Scott Rohter

"Occupy 'til I come sure beats the heck of of Occupy Wall Street!" - Scott Rohter

"Born in pain and a witness to misery, but unwilling to go to my grave discouraged.That is why I fight on."
- Scott Rohter

"The gay card isn't the same as the race card, but I wish that we would stop playing cards all of the time."

- Scott Rohter

“We have to outsmart the bastards, because we obviously cannot outspend them.” - Scott Rohter

"In order to get beyond the past, someone must first be able to recognize the truth about it, and acknowledge it."
- Scott Rohter

"The Truth is that nail which puts the lid back on the Pandora's Box we have opened, and turns it into a coffin."
- Jack Brown, President of the Oregon Constitution Party

"What is the chance of a bad law not being implemented when compared to the certainty of declaring it un-Constitutional in the first place and striking it down given the opportunity?" - Scott Rohter

“Now that you have experienced some of Barack Obama’s intended change, how about going back to a little basic common sense?” - Scott Rohter

"The more people that are paying attention to what is actually happening in our country, the harder it will be for the Establishment to keep pulling the National wool over our eyes and moving our country in the wrong direction." - Scott Rohter

"We don't need more laws. We need more people to have respect for the laws we already have. And we can start right now with politicians in Washington who enact laws but don't obey them." - Scott Rohter

"I spent the first 58 years of my life listening and learning about the world from others. Now I spend the rest of my life writing about it and trying to make sense of it to others." - Scott Rohter

"All politicians should serve four years. Two years in office and two years in jail." - Herb Lincoln, Eugene, Oregon

"The way to stop most of the gun crimes in America is to prevent young Democrats from owning firearms."
- Scott Rohter

"The game plan of progressives in America is to break our country by dividing it so bad that there is no more consensus possible on anything." - Scott Rohter

"Government has always been a necessary evil, but recently it has become a necessary great evil in our lives. If there was ever one thing in our lives that should definitely not be great, it is government… Honor should be great… Freedom should be great… And God is definitely great! But government should be definitely small. Our Founding Fathers knew this. We need to stop making excuses for our own shortcomings, and we need to stop making government any greater than it already is. We need to return to the Constitution, and return our government to being just a necessary evil once again. That should be the great goal of the American people... to return our government to being just a necessary evil once again in our lives." - Scott Rohter

"In the quiet crucible of your own personal sufferings is where your noblest dreams are born, and where God's greatest gifts are given... in compensation for what you have been through." - Pastor Wintley Phipps

"Wisdom doesn't come out of a University any more than it comes out of a bottle. It is a gift of God. The only thing that a University can add are a few helpful facts and a certificate of completion which is a college degree."
- Scott Rohter

"The truth, the political truth, and nothing but the political truth.
A journalist has no better friend than the truth."
- Scott Rohter


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