“Posterity!  You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.  If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it.” A concluding thought in a letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams on April 26, 1777

“Bail ‘em out!? Hell, back in the 1990’s, the government seized the Mustang Ranch brothel in Nevada for tax evasion and, as required by law, tried to run it. They failed and it closed. Now, we are trusting the economy of our country, our banking system, our auto industry and our healthcare to the same nit-wits who couldn’t make money running a whore house and selling whiskey? What the hell are we thinking?” Unknown

“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy our of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half get the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.” Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931

“Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” – Ronald Reagan

“One of the best comments I saw on-line was someone in the Yahoo News comments section, who said that Trump reminded him of a doctor with no bedside manner. He tells you that you need to lose 100 pounds and stop smoking. You’re offended. You’re angry. You come up with 10 reasons why he is crazy, and then you finally realize that he’s the only one telling you the truth.” – Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee

“That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.” George Mason, in the Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776)