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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:

'The longer I live, the more convinced am I that this planet is used by other planets as a lunatic asylum.'

George Bernard Shaw

Terry Paulding, journalist for American Thinker: Slowly killing the American frog.

As we watch reason disappear, Democrats ratchet up repression and cancel culture. They want everyone to get used to each new normal, then take it a step further. Do it again and again, stretching credulity a bit more each time. The water is gradually boiling and we’re still stuck in the pot.

John Green, retired engineer: The real Constitutional Crisis is upon us.

It’s now 2021 and we’ve seen our free speech rights threatened by censorship. Our right of assembly has been suspended for COVID-19 lockdowns. Members of Congress have called conservatives “insurrectionists” and demanded our re-education — for having the temerity to protest. The Department of Homeland Security has even issued a domestic terrorism alert because “right-wing radicals” might question the authority of the president. Is it possible that the Patriot Act may be used to surveil and curtail conservative political movements? Before you say no, remember the IRS targeted the Tea Party and the FBI spied on the Trump campaign. That approaching rock is starting to block out the sun.

Terence P. Jeffrey, editor-in-chief of CNSNews: Cory Booker wants to replace major college football with a federally controlled pro game.

The fundamental flaw in Booker's approach to college athletics is that he looks at it as a financial transaction rather than an educational one.

Amateur college football often teaches young men more important lessons than they can learn in a lecture hall. Booker, who played on a scholarship at Stanford, seemed to explain this himself — even as he was proposing his bill that would convert major college football into a professional game.

'I would not be where I am today without football,' Booker wrote in Sports Illustrat-ed last month.

Leah Barkoukis, online features editor at Senate Democrat breaks with Biden on Keystone, urges President to reconsider.

Democratic Sen. Jon Tester is urging President Biden to reconsider one of his first acts as president — canceling the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, due to its economic importance in Montana.

Montana has the longest stretch of pipeline of any state along its 1,200 mile route, according to the Billings Gazette.

Tester has said he believes in climate change but doesn’t think the Keystone pipeline will have a significant, detrimental impact on it.

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