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A compilation of quotations on a variety of issues by national, state and regional writers, well-known personalities, just plain everyday people and from various publications collected by the editors of THE ADVANCE.

Quotes for our Times:

Jeffrey Folks, author of many books and articles on American culture including Heartland of the Imagination (2011): How to stop children intent on destruction.

The problem is that while the protesters, on average, possess the mentality of a four-yearold, they also possess the bodies of adults, and in many cases that of a young, athletic adult. Also, they are almost all carrying backpacks that in many cases contain some kind of weapon. These are not just children, but dangerous children, and they must be met with enough force to control them. …

Given free rein, anarchists will only become more destructive, and they won't stop until everything has been destroyed. President Trump will stop them.

Ben Shapiro, political commentator: Joe Biden's awful Vice Presidential pick.

There is a reason Harris utterly flamed out in the primaries, aside from her bizarre habit of breaking into a Joker-esque whoop when asked difficult questions.

Nothing about Harris screams nonthreatening. In fact, in her Machiavellian campaign manipulations, she appeared deeply threatening — threatening enough that Biden campaign adviser Chris Dodd reportedly wondered why Harris 'had no remorse' for her opportunistic and dishonest attacks on Biden. At the very least, Biden should hire a food taster.

In selecting Harris, Biden has opened the door to the Trump campaign. And Trump should take full advantage. Biden's alleged moderation means nothing if he is willing to place Kamala Harris one heartbeat from the presidency. Biden's entire campaign strategy has now been undercut — all in a vain attempt to please the Twitterati, who will remain pleased for precisely seven seconds. Trump should be ecstatic. The race is on. And that's all on Biden.

Jason Chaffetz, Fox News contributor, former chairman of the U.S. House Oversight Committee when he served as a representative from Utah, and author of Power Grab: The Liberal Scheme to Undermine Trump, the GOP, and Our Republic: Kamala Harris, Biden's VP pick – here's what she brings to the ticket.

If she couldn't even finish in the top eight in the race for the Democratic nomination, what makes people think she is going to be appealing to centrists and conservatives? There is nothing to generate enthusiasm.

Harris dropped out of the Democratic race for the nomination so early, she didn’t even make it to her home state Democratic presidential primary. But it wouldn’t have mattered. …

Polling strongly suggested she was not going to fare well in California. A September 2019 poll from Emerson College Polling had Harris polling in fifth place in her home state, behind newcomer Andrew Yang and barely ahead of Beto O'Rourke. Probably best to drop out as Democrats in California evidently were not impressed by her.

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