"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism." -- Fake Thomas Jefferson
Actually, Thomas Jefferson never said or believed that, which makes perfect sense given that he was a very wise man and that phrase is nonsense.
Dissent can indeed be patriotism, but it can just as easily be foolishness, disloyalty, or even treason. Moreover, it's hard to miss the fact that most people who use the phrase "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism," seem to have an active dislike of their country.
A true American patriot may disagree with his government, criticize his nation's policies, or refuse to go along with the majority of his fellow citizens, but he will also never turn his back on his own country or hold it in contempt.
"Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither." -- Misquoted Ben Franklin
Ben Franklin, being a brilliant man, didn't ever actually say the above quote. What he really said was, "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
If you're not a deep thinker, those may seem to be small changes, but those qualifiers make all the difference. People who truly bought into the original fake Franklin quote wouldn't even put locks on their doors or child resistant caps on dangerous pills because even those tiny sacrifices of liberty for the sake of security would mean that they'd deserve neither.
"Jesus was a liberal." -- Liberal bumper sticker
Jesus, as Mike Huckabee famously said, "was too smart to ever run for public office," and he was not, in any way, shape, or form, a liberal -- or for that matter, a conservative.
If you're a liberal and happen to believe otherwise, I'm sure you'd be in for a rude awakening if you ever had an actual discussion with Jesus about, say gay marriage, premarital sex, abortion, Islam, or prayer in schools. In fact, if Jesus were to come back tomorrow, chances are they'd be calling him JesusHitler on Daily Kos by the end of the week. Not that we conservatives would escape chastisement either, but at least we're not so arrogant as to believe that our Lord and Savior would be filling in while Rush Limbaugh is on vacation.
"Why do we kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong?" -- Anonymous
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