WV Mountain Mama
Since Nov 25, 2003

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I have been a lurker since 1998 and finally decided to join.

I am a Christian and FRiend of Israel.

"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." George S. Patton

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"No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people." - H. L. Mencken

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law. Winston Churchill

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Winston Churchill

"Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have." - Davy Crockett

"The constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." --Patrick Henry

"When all government, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the Center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated." – Thomas Jefferson

" 1935 will go down in history! For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient and the world will follow our lead into the future!" -- Adolph Hitler

" Our police are hampered by the lack of full gun registration. We need to follow the lead of other civilized nations in securing our streets!" -- Bill Clinton

The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 17, 1782

[I]f the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them. Candidus in the Boston Gazette, 1772

Suppose you were an idiot... And suppose you were a member of Congress... But I repeat myself. --Mark Twain

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote! --Benjamin Franklin

They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety. --Benjamin Franklin

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined. Patrick Henry

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. Thomas Jefferson