Common Sense and Obama Mark Twain “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Mark Twain, American author and philosopher. Mark Twain knows Obama well, yet never met him. George Orwell “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” George Orwell Soren Kierkegaard “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher, (1813 – 1855). James Madison “The right of freely examining public characters and public measures, and of free communication among the people thereon . . . has ever been justly deemed, the only effectual guardian of every other right.” James Madison Voltaire “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” Voltaire (1694 – 1778), French philosopher, writer and historian. Obama supports blasphemy laws.