Essay:Conservative quotes on American patriotism, preparedness, firearms and religion

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Conservative Politics and Conservative Quotations on American Patriotism, Preparedness, Firearms and Religion

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Be strong, be of good courage, God Bless America, Long live the Republic. God speed to everyone who accesses this page!

In this "never ending" essay I have compiled and will continue to regularly (perhaps daily) add quotations from a conservative, Conservative values - Libertarian values - American values Real America - Traditional values - Small town values - Family values perspective. These quotes will be discussing some topics near and dear to the compassionate wise hearts of most American conservatives, many American Christians, many conservative Asian-born Buddhists (who escaped atheist communism to the liberty of America), many veterans, all American Patriots, almost all preppers, most gun enthusiasts, and many libertarians:

I expect that these quotations will serve as an organized "ready made" pre-Wiki-linked bank of conservative quotations. In the long run, I plan to integrate each of these quotes into an existing or new Conservapedia article.

Conservative Quotations that Contrast with and Expose Liberal Propaganda

I will try to regularly add conservative perspective quotations that contrast with and expose the leftist propaganda and liberal traits of:


  • “It’s fairly clear to see that the [UK] government’s figure for the rate of inflation has nothing at all to do with the real increase in our cost of living. The figure is deliberately manufactured in order to crush benefit payments, pensions and workers’ pay rises.” John Andrews in The Price of Eggs.
  • “You have never lived ’til you have almost died. And for those that fight for it, Life has a flavor that the protected will never know.” – Anonymous quote penned on the wall of a USMC hooch at Khe Sahn, RVN


  • “But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.” – Frederic Bastiat, The Law
  • "Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone." -- Frederic Bastiat
  • "If you can be seen, you can be hit. If you can be hit, you can be killed." – The First Law of the Modern Battlefield
  • "Think like a man of action and act like a man of thought." – Henri Louis Bergson
  • "The progress of science in furnishing the government with means of espionage is not likely to stop with wiretapping. Ways may some day be developed by which the government, without removing papers from secret drawers, can reproduce them in court, and by which it will be enabled to expose to a jury the most intimate occurrences of the home. Advances in the psychic and related sciences may bring means of exploring unexpressed beliefs, thoughts and emotions. 'That places the liberty of every man in the hands of every petty officer' was said by James Otis of much lesser intrusions than these. 1 To Lord Camden a far slighter intrusion seemed 'subversive of all the comforts of society.' Can it be that the Constitution affords no protection against such invasions of individual security?" - Louis Brandeis (1856-1941), United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Dissenting, Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928).
  • Depression, especially in a highly leveraged world that is accustomed to prosperity, would likely result in serious civil strife. Politically, it must be avoided no matter what the economic or financial costs. Despite ‘spin-talk’ to the effect that the Fed is pursuing a dual mandate to both fight inflation and promote growth, in reality they are simply trying to promote growth pure and simple. This is the reality that few market analysts or journalists dare to mention.” – John Browne
  • Give more, so that we can build more, put interest in understanding another more in whatever actions one might carry out in life. Because we all are fighting for survival against adversaries and are sometimes falling, but if we stand together and help shield and strengthen one another, imagine the world that we will live in together, having more happiness with one another, at one another’s side.” ― Jonathan Anthony Burkett


  • "A ready person never needs to get ready." – Oswald Chambers
  • "There exists a law, not written down anywhere, but inborn in our hearts, a law which comes to us not by training or custom or reading, a law which has come to us not from theory but from practice, not by instruction but by natural intuition. I refer to the law which lays down that, if our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robbers or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right." – Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-53 B.C.)
  • “The diligent farmer plants trees, of which he himself will never see the fruit.” (“Abores serit diligens agricola, quarum adspiciet baccam ipse numquam.”) – Marcus Tullius Cicero, Tusculanarum Disputationum (I,14)
  • "If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds are against you and only a precious chance of survival. There may be even a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." – Winston Churchill


  • “The amount of gold in existence is finite. It cannot be increased any faster than by 1.6% per annum (the rate at which mines are producing gold). Whereas the amount of money in circulation is currently expanding at double-digit levels, on a worldwide basis, the U.S. M3 money supply back in 1980 was 1.8 trillion dollars. Today, according to economist John Williams, the U.S. M3 money supply has ballooned to almost 15 trillion dollars. Some of that extra money has the potential to move into gold.” – Peter Degraaf, in Is the Price of Gold Artificially Depressed?
  • “There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spying on me through my phone’ anymore. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on me’.” – Philip K. Dick
  • "I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad." - Benjamin Disraeli, in a speech at High Wycombe, England (27 November 1832); published in Selected Speeches of the Late Right Honourable the Earl of Beaconsfield, ed. T. E. Kebbel (1882), volume 1, p. 8.
  • “Life made you get your hands dirty; life was vengeful if you tried an easy route.” ― Meghan Ciana Doidge, After The Virus


  • “My life goes on in endless song above earth’s lamentations, I hear the real, though far-off hymn that hails a New Creation. Through all the tumult and the strife I hear its music ringing, it sounds an echo in my soul. How can I keep from singing? While though the tempest loudly roars, I hear the truth it liveth. And though the darkness ’round me close, songs in the night it giveth. No storm can shake my inmost calm While to that rock I’m clinging. Since love is Lord of heaven and earth, how can I keep from singing? When tyrants tremble in their fear and hear their death knell ringing, when friends rejoice both far and near how can I keep from singing? In prison cell and dungeon vile our thoughts to them are winging, when friends by shame are undefiled how can I keep from singing?” - The Traditional Shaker Hymn How Can I Keep From Singing, popularized by Enya
  • "On the occasion of every accident that befalls you, remember to turn to yourself and inquire what power you have for turning it to use." – Epictetus
  • “Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:” Exodus 18:21(KJV)
  • “And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will show to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” Exodus 14:13-14 (KJV)


  • "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin, 1759


  • "Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • “In the summer of 1994, I visited the safest place in the United States. I can honestly say I stood in the most protected room in this entire nation. During one of my visits to Washington, D.C., another Army officer, assigned to the White House military office, asked if I would like to experience something that few people have ever seen. Of course, I agreed, and he proceeded to take me to the bomb shelter beneath the White House that would house the President and his family if nuclear attack or civil unrest ever hit the city of Washington. This Army captain showed me the briefing rooms for the Cabinet members, the housing for the troops that would be assigned to guard our nation’s leaders, and even the living quarters for the First Family. I realized at that moment that I was standing in the single most protected spot in the United States, that no other room in America could provide equal safety or protection from harm. In my experience, then, the safest place in this country is in Washington D.C. But the safest place in this world, the safest place in your world and mine, is wherever the sovereign God of the universe takes us. You can be no more secure, you can build no thicker walls, you can find no greater protection than being in the very center of God’s divine will for your life. If God calls you to a place, you can be sure He has gone before you and prepared the way.” – Trey Graham


  • Suburbs have become the heirs to their cities’ problems. They have pollution, high taxes, crime. People thought they would escape all those things in the suburbs. But like the people in Boccaccio’s Decameron, they ran away from the plague and took it with them.” – Charles Haar
  • "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." – Robert Heinlein
  • "It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace–but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775
  • "…whatsoever the anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it." – Patrick Henry
  • “Cancer gave me an understanding of the point of all this. To survive. Most of our lives it is easy but for the moments when it becomes difficult, when accident or sickness or sadness strikes, it’s just about remembering one thing. You must simply survive.” ― Shaun Hick


  • “If wisdom’s ways you wisely seek, Five things observe with care: To whom you speak, Of whom you speak, And how, and when, and where.” - Caroline L. Ingalls (Mother of Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  • “The larger Persian Ismaili fortresses provide outstanding examples of military architecture. Their strategic position and the skilled use of natural resources to ensure, that despite the difficulties of the terrain, the castles were well supplied with food and water and therefore able to withstand a prolonged siege of many months, even years. In his account of the destruction of Alamut by the Mongols, the historian Juwayni (d. 1283) describes with considerable admiration the vast underground store rooms built by the Ismailis and the difficulty the Mongols had to destroy the castle’s fortifications.” - from Nizari Ismaili Castles of Iran and Syria, published by the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London


  • "Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you." - Jesus


  • “It happened that a fire broke out backstage in a theater. The clown came out to inform the public. They thought it was just a jest and applauded. He repeated his warning, they shouted even louder. So I think the world will come to an end amid general applause from all the wits, who believe that it is a joke.” – Soren Kierkegaard
  • God gives all me all earth to love, but since man’s heart is small, ordains for each one spot shall prove, beloved over all.” – Rudyard Kipling


  • “I’d like France to have two Armies — one for display, with lovely guns, tanks, little Soldiers, fanfares, staffs, distinguished and doddering Generals and dear little regimental officers, who would be deeply concerned over their General’s bowel movements or their Colonel’s piles: an Army that would be shown for a modest fee on every fairground in the country. The other would be the real one, composed entirely of young enthusiasts in camouflage battledress, who would not be put on display but from whom impossible efforts would be demanded and to whom all sorts of tricks would be taught. That’s the Army in which I should like to fight.” – Jean Larteguy, The Centurions
  • "The value of a thing is what that thing will bring." – Legal Maxim
  • "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." – C. S. Lewis
  • “Something happens when an individual owns his home or business. He or she will always invest more sweat, longer hours and greater creativity to develop and care for something he owns than he will for any government-inspired project supposedly engineered for the greater social good… The desire to improve oneself and one’s family’s lot, to make life better for one’s children, to strive for a higher standard of living, is universal and God-given. It is honorable. It is not greed.” – Rush Limbaugh, The Limbaugh Letter, 1993
  • "Towering genius distains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored." – Abraham Lincoln, from the January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address


  • “Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.” – James Madison
  • "The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State." - In Federalist Paper 45, James Madison (widely considered the ‘father of the United States Constitution”)
  • “We’re all put to the test… but it never comes in the form or at the point we would prefer, does it?” ― David Mamet
  • Survival starts by paying attention to what is close at hand and immediate. To look out with idle hope is tantamount to dreaming one’s life away.” ― Yann Martel, Life of Pi
  • "To disarm the people [is] the best and most effectual way to enslave them…" - George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380, June 14, 1788
  • "Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.” Matthew 6:1-4 (KJV)
  • "Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, [shall he] not much more [clothe] you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof." - Matthew 6:25-34 (KJV)
  • “And seeing the multitudes, He went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto Him: and he opened His mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.” Matthew 5:1-12 (KJV)
  • “I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even when the former is dangerous and the latter safe. I believe that the finest qualities of man can flourish only in free air – that progress made under the shadow of the policeman’s club is false progress, and of no permanent value. I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave.” – H. L. Mencken
  • “Harry: Look sweetheart, for the next few weeks survival is going to have to be on an individual level." Ann: "What do you want to do, write off the rest of the world?" Harry: "When civilization gets civilized again, I’ll rejoin.” – Ray Milland, Panic in the Year Zero
  • “Many more people could ride out the storm-tossed waves in their economic lives if they had their year’s supply of food and clothing and were debt-free. Today we find that many have followed this counsel in reverse: they have at least a year’s supply of debt and are food-free” – Thomas S. Monson, “That Noble Gift–Love at Home,” LDS Church News, 12 May 2001, 7).
  • “In this world you’ve just got to hope for the best and prepare for the worst and take whatever God sends.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne Of Avonlea
  • “I didn’t say it would be easy, Neo. I just said it would be the truth.” – Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus in The Matrix (1999)



  • "If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet." (emphasis added)[3][4]—President Obama on July 13, 2012, told an audience at a fire station in Roanoke, Virginia.


  • “All initiation of force is a violation of someone else’s rights, whether initiated by an individual or the state, for the benefit of an individual or group of individuals, even if it’s supposed to be for the benefit of another individual or group of individuals.:” – Congressman Ron Paul
  • "A remarkable fact is how unafraid people are of influenza, even though the 1918-1919 pandemic killed upwards of 20 million people in a short period of time, a similar pandemic could recur, there is no cure for the disease, and flu vaccines are unreliable due to mutability of the virus." – Judge Richard A. Posner, Catastrophe: Risk and Response
  • "Repression is expensive and resistance is cheap, so if we run out of resources, the world might get a little better." - Ran Prieur
  • "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." - Proverbs 3:5-6.
  • “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my: my God; in Him will I trust. Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” – Psalms 91:1-4, KJV



  • “The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow. They come to be accepted by degrees, by precedent, by implication, by erosion, by default, by dint of constant pressure on one side and constant retreat on the other – until the day when they are suddenly declared to be the country’s official ideology.” – Ayn Rand
  • "Owning a gun doesn’t make someone a “shooter” any more than owning a surfboard makes someone a surfer."[5] - James Wesley Rawles
  • "The three most important things to look for when searching for a church home are doctrine, doctrine, and doctrine. If your main criteria are 'programs' and 'outreach' to this or that niche group, then in my opinion you are starting your search the wrong way."[8] - James Wesley Rawles
  • "As an Army officer, I learned that in order to be effective, an army must have three key abilities: To move, shoot, and communicate. Take away any one, and you are ineffective. But if you get all three right, you can absolutely devastate an opponent — even one that has vastly superior numbers."[9] - James Wesley Rawles
  • Modern military planners often talk in terms of “threat spirals” when a given threat escalates and inspires a defensive countermeasure. Ideally you should anticipate your opponent’s next escalation and take countermeasures, insulating yourself from the future threat.[10] - James Wesley Rawles
  • "If you are serious about preparedness, then it is time to get out of your armchair and start training and preparing. It will take time. It will take some sweat. It will take money. But once you’ve prepared, you can sleep well, knowing that you’ve done your best to protect and provide for your family, regardless of what the future brings. Don’t get stuck in the rut of simply studying preparedness. Unless the shelves in your pantry and garage are filling with supplies, and unless you are growing muscles and calluses, you are not preparing."[11] - James Wesley Rawles
  • Governments tend to expand their power to the point that they do harm. In SurvivalBlog, I often warn of the insidious tyranny of the Nanny State... ...If the state where you live becomes oppressive, then don’t hesitate to relocate. Vote with your feet! [12] - James Wesley Rawles
  • As a Christian, I feel morally obligated to assist others who are less fortunate. Following the Old Testament laws of tzedakah (charity and tithing), I believe that my responsibility begins with my immediate family and expands in successive rings to supporting my immediate neighborhood and church, to my community, and beyond, as resources allow. My philosophy is to give until it hurts in times of disaster.[13] - James Wesley Rawles
  • "The foundational morality of the civilized world is best summarized in the Ten Commandments. Moral relativism and secular humanism are slippery slopes. The terminal moraine at the base of these slopes is a rubble pile consisting of either despotism and pillage, or anarchy and the depths of depravity. I believe that it takes both faith and friends to survive perilous times."[14] - James Wesley Rawles
  • "My father often told me, 'It is better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it.' I urge readers to use less than lethal means when safe and practicable, but at times there is not a satisfactory substitute for well-aimed lead going down range at high velocity."[15] - James Wesley Rawles
  • With a few exceptions, lower population density means fewer problems [for survivalist retreats]. When the Schumer Hits the Fan, there will be a mass exodus from the cities. Think of it as an army that is spreading out across a battlefield: The wider they are spread, the less effective they are. The inverse-square law hasn’t been repealed.[17] - James Wesley Rawles
  • Whenever someone must buy a license or pay a fee to exercise a right, then it is something less than a right. It is in fact a mere privilege, subject to the whim of petty bureaucrats. Fundamental rights are not abstract tokens that are given or sold by other men. They are in fact primary liberties bestowed upon us by God, our maker. Rights are not substantially secured by asking, "Mother may I?" of any government agency. Rights are more properly demanded or boldly seized and then conspicuously exercised regularly. This secures the liberties that have legitimately belonged to us since birth. If need be, lost rights can and must be restored through proscriptive use. If you live in a land where your rights have been marginalized into privileges, then it is either time to change your government, or to change your address. Much like a muscle that atrophies with disuse, any right that goes unexercised for many years devolves into a privilege, and eventually can even be redefined as a crime.[19] - James Wesley Rawles
  • Tangibles trump conceptuals. Modern fiat currencies are generally accepted, but have essentially no backing. Because they are largely a by-product of interest-bearing debt, modern currencies are destined for inflation. In the long run, inflation dooms fiat currencies to collapse. The majority of your assets should be invested in productive farmland and other tangibles such as useful hand tools. After you have your key logistics squared away, anything extra should be invested in silver and gold.[12] - James Wesley Rawles
  • Cartridge firearms are compact vehicles for change that have shaped modern history. The righteousness of their use is entirely up to their users, since like any other tool they can be used both for good or for ill. A firearm is just a tool with no volition. A rifle is no different than a claw hammer. To wit: A hammer can be used to build a house, or it can be used to bash in someone’s skull — the choice of uses is entirely up to the owner. A bulldozer can be used to build roads, or to destroy houses. A rifle can be used to drill holes in paper targets, or to dispatch a marauding bear, or to murder your fellow man. Again, the choice of uses is entirely up to the user.",[23][24] - James Wesley Rawles
  • "Just buying up modern-day slaves and giving them their freedom hasn't worked. The Islamic slavers simply go and kidnap more of them. The only way to effectively stop armed slaver kidnappers is to train and equip large numbers of armed free men in the border villages. In the modern context, you can "Just Say No" to slavery only with a battle rifle."[27] - James Wesley Rawles
  • In the past decade the distinction between connotation and denotation has been blurred by politics. The definitions of words should not change with every shift in the winds of public sentiment. Our society has already suffered from four decades of Situational Ethics. Heaven help us in this new era of Situational Definitions. A rocket scientist or military engineer can teach you about Sympathetic Detonations, but it is 21st Century television commentators who have introduced us to the era of Sympathetic Denotations. We now live in an Orwellian world where a semi-auto rifle is arbitrarily called an "assault rifle" if it has black plastic furniture, where a standard capacity magazine is called a "high capacity" magazine, where the confiscation and redistribution of wealth is dubbed "fairness." This also a new age when folks who are given free health care, HD televisions, free cell phones, and enough money to be able to afford air conditioning are deemed to be "living in poverty." The fluidity of our language is evidence that America is sliding into oblivion. Hold fast to the true meaning of words and phrases, or we are doomed.[28] - James Wesley Rawles
  • “What President Obama said was not a gaffe,” “it was not a slip of the tongue. What he said was his philosophy. He said that if you have a business, you didn’t build it, someone else did that.” - Mitt Romney in response to Obama's "You didn't build that" quote.
  • "In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing." – Theodore Roosevelt


  • "Oh how cruel is the interval between the conception of a great enterprise and its execution! What vain terrors! What irresolution! Life is at stake — much more is at stake: honor! – Schiller
  • “No, no, I’ve got ‘em right where I want ‘em – surrounded from the inside.” — Mad Dog Shriver when told to break up his recon team and evade, that he was about to be overrun by North Vietnamese Regulars.
  • "In politics, few talents are as richly rewarded as the ability to convince parasites that they are victims. Welfare states on both sides of the Atlantic have discovered that largesse to losers does not reduce their hostility to society, but only increases it. Far from producing gratitude, generosity is seen as an admission of guilt, and the reparations as inadequate compensation for injustices – leading to worsening behavior by the recipients." - Dr. Thomas Sowell


  • "Like waves on the seashore, an incessant drip of a faucet, or the perpetual nag of the proverbial mother-in-law, your dollars as a store of value and labor are continually clipped and filed down by the Central Bankers’ silent tax." – David J. Taffi, of Taub Associates, commenting on inflation
  • “That government is best which governs least”; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe — “That government is best which governs not at all”; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The objections which have been brought against a standing army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at last be brought against a standing government. The standing army is only an arm of the standing government. The government itself, which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and perverted before the people can act through it.” - Henry David Thoreau
  • “[When lead starts flying] You won’t rise to the occasion – you’ll default to your level of training.” – Barrett Tillman
  • "It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened. But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.”
“What are we holding on to, Sam?”
“That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.” - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
  • "In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man and brave — hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him. For then it costs them nothing to be a patriot." – Mark Twain


  • “Along the debris-choked Mississippi River, pharmacist Jason Dove watches as people scramble in the parking lot of the downtown convention center for cases of airlifted water and shakes his head. ‘We created this Frankenstein,’ he says. ‘It’s showing how fragile this society is.'” -as quoted in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, USA Today, Sept. 2, 2005



  • “Sad are the eyes, yet no tears. The flight of the wild geese brings a new hope–rescue from all this. Old friends, and those that we’ve found. What chance, to make it last? When there’s fighting all around, and reason just ups and disappears. Time is running out. There is so much to be done–Tell me what more, what more, can we do? There are promises made, plans firmly laid. Now madness prevails, lives will be ended! What more can we do? What chance, to make it last? What more, can we do?” – Theme to the motion picture The Wild Geese
  • “We might think of dollars as being ‘certificates of performance.’ The better I serve my fellow man, and the higher the value he places on that service, the more certificates of performance he gives me. The more certificates I earn, the greater my claim on the goods my fellow man produces. That’s the morality of the market. In order for one to have a claim on what his fellow man produces, he must first serve him.” – Dr. Walter E. Williams



  • "Turning and turning in the widening gyre, The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things falls apart; the centre cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, …" – William Butler Yeats


Background Story for Why I Created This Compilation Essay

I was inspired by New York Times best selling conservative, Christian libertarian preparedness author James Wesley Rawles of The Survival Blog. Mr. Rawles has been contributing a conservative quote of the day since 2005.[30]

I hope that these above quotes can be an illuminating tool against the liberals and their revisionism, propaganda, politics of personal destruction, scare tactics, slander, journalistic malpractice, liberal censorship, liberal hate speech, liberal lies, liberal myths, liberal trap, liberal tricks, liberal vandalism, liberal bias, liberal arrogance, liberal obfuscation, liberal redefinition, last wordism, liberal bigotry, intolerance, deceit, self-deception, wishful thinking, appeal to emotion, liberal denial, liberal logic, liberal hypocrisy, liberal whining, liberal quotient, defamation, yellow journalism politically correct, Newspeak of the Mainstream media and its liberal media elite.

Bibliography - Further Reading


  1. Dr. Carson says Black Americans Must Reject the Welfare State. Tea Party Crusaders, Accessed January 22, 2015.
  2. Stossel, John, "Myths About Gun Control", Chicago, Illinois: RealClearPolitics, Published October 19, 2005, Accessed January 20, 2015
  3. Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event in Roanoke, Virginia (July 13, 2012). Retrieved on August 25, 2012.
  4. Steve Stanek (July 25, 2012). Obama’s logic: a system that ‘allows’ us to thrive can disallow success. Retrieved on August 25, 2012.
  5. How to Survive The End of the World as We Know It, Plume (Division of Penguin Books), New York, 2009, p. 15.
  6. How to Survive The End of the World as We Know It, Plume (Division of Penguin Books), New York, 2009, p. 18.
  9. The Survival Blog
  10. How to Survive The End of the World as We Know It, Plume (Division of Penguin Books), New York, 2009, p. 202.
  11. How to Survive The End of the World as We Know It, Plume (Division of Penguin Books), New York, 2009, p. 289.
  12. 12.0 12.1 How to Survive The End of the World as We Know It, Plume (Division of Penguin Books), New York, 2009, p. 14.
  13. How to Survive The End of the World as We Know It, Plume (Division of Penguin Books), New York, 2009, p. 16.
  14. How to Survive The End of the World as We Know It, Plume (Division of Penguin Books), New York, 2009, p. 13
  15. How to Survive The End of the World as We Know It, Plume (Division of Penguin Books), New York, 2009, p. 12
  16. The Survival Blog
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  18. How to Survive The End of the World as We Know It, Plume (Division of Penguin Books), New York, 2009, p. 13.
  20. How to Survive The End of the World as We Know It, Plume (Division of Penguin Books), New York, 2009, p. 18.
  22. Tools For Survival, Plume (Division of Penguin Books), New York, 2014, p. 188.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 Rawles, James Wesley"Voodoo in the 21st century - Evil guns and other absurd notions", The Survival Blog, Published May 2013
  24. 24.0 24.1 Tools For Survival, Plume (Division of Penguin Books), New York, 2014, p. 149.
  25. 25.0 25.1 Tools For Survival, Plume (Division of Penguin Books), New York, 2014, p. 150.
  26. Odds n Sods 12-2012, The Survival Blog
  27. Modern Slavery Must End, The Survival Blog
  29. Letter drawing the line on noncompliance with unconstitutional laws, The Survival Blog
  30. The Survival Blog Quote of the Day

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