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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:

Tiffany Trump, daughter of President Trump, spoke on the second night of the Republican National Convention (RNC).

“We believe in equality of opportunity. We believe in freedom of thought and expression. Think what you want. Seek out the truth. Learn from those with different opinions. Then freely, make your voice heard to the world. We believe in school choice, because a child’s zip code in America should not determine their future. We believe in freedom of religion for all faiths…. And we believe in the American spirit. A country founded on ideas, not identity. A country where our differences are embraced. And the only country where the word “dream” has been attached to it. Because in America, your life is yours to chart.”

Tim Scott, U.S. Senator from South Carolina, spoke on the first night of the Republican National Convention.

'We live in a world that only wants you to believe in the bad news — racially, economically and culturally — polarizing news. The truth is, our nation's arc always bends back towards fairness. We are not fully where we want to be — but I thank God almighty, we are not where we used to be!'

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, speaking on Tuesday at the Republican National Convention.

'Let’s be honest: no one is excited about Joe Biden,' Cameron said.

'Mr. Vice president, look at me. I am black. We are not all the same, sir. I'm not in chains. My mind is my own. And you can't tell me how to vote because of the color of my skin.'

First Lady Melania Trump spoke on Day 2 of teh Republican Nation Convention.

'And now I have a special message for the mothers of this country. … Like every parent in this country, I feel there are so many lessons to teach our son, and the responsibilities as his mother, but there are just not enough hours in the day to do it all. I remind myself that I’m more fortunate than most, and still have days that I look for wisdom and strength to do the very best I can for him. To mothers and parents everywhere, you’re warriors. In my husband, you have a president who will not stop fighting for you and your families.'

Nicholas Sandmann, age 18, spoke on Tuesday and recounted the whirlwind events of January 2019 when several media outlets grossly misrepresented a video encounter between Sandmann and a left-wing activist at the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

'I believe we must all embrace our 1st Amendment rights and not hide in fear of the media, or from the tech companies or the outrage mob either,' Sandmann said, before reaching for his famous red hat. 'And one more thing, let’s Make America Great Again!'

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