Out of CONTEXT
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:
Sally Zelikovsky, journalist for American Thinker: Don't let democrats hijack Trump's next Supreme Court pick.
If we do not confirm because too many Republican senators side with the Democrats, and we get clobbered on election day, their legacy will be a Republic held hostage by one-party rule as Democrats expand and stack the Supreme Court, destroy the filibuster, and gain four more Democrat senators by making D.C. and Puerto Rico states. They will be responsible for relegating conservatives, the religiously observant, and those with a traditional outlook on life to new levels of oppression at the hands of our Democrat overlords, who will not be as indulgent of us as we have been of them.
Ben Shapiro, political commentator: Democrats threaten to burn down the Republic to stack the Supreme Court.
These actions aren't merely violative of constitutional principles and the founding philosophy. They are dangerous. Imagine a 55-vote Democratic majority in a 104-seat body, cramming through a gun confiscation measure, greenlit by a 13-member court packed by Democrats. Will red states simply acquiesce to this overt seizure of power, to this absurd rewriting of the constitutional bargain? Why should they?
Salim Mansur, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario in Canada and political commentator: Ginsburg and Providence in American politics.
But for the plotting and scheming Democrats and their allies, the narrative that America is systemically racist is the blackest of smears against all Americans given the record of America’s continuing advance along the path of racial equality under the law unequalled by any other society in the world. …
The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has turned the 2020 election on its head. Ginsburg was the standard bearer of the left-wing politics of the Democratic progressivism, and she was the stalwart defender of radical feminism and abortion in the Supreme Court.
From her seat on the Court, Ginsburg provided the constitutional cover for the culture war that Democrats have waged against America’s founding values.
Jenna Ellis, constitutional law attorney, the senior legal advisor for the Trump 2020 campaign, and the author of The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution: Democrats have only themselves to blame for their inability to stop Trump's SCOTUS nominee.
The Democrats only have themselves to blame for their current political predicament — the American people never entrusted them with the power to block President Trump’s judicial nominations. The Constitution gives the president a clear mandate to nominate someone to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court, subject only to the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate.
As Ginsburg explained four years ago, “There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the president stops being the president in his last year [in office].” The same is certainly true of President Trump.