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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:

J.R. Dunn, journalist for American Thinker: Beating democrat electoral corruption.

What this means is that the Republicans are finally going to get off their fat duffs and do something. The GOP may not be willing to lift a finger to help Donald Trump or protect the Constitution. But save their own penny-ante political careers? That’s another story. That’s important. That has to be defended at all costs.

Sally Zelikovsky, writer for American Thinker: Destroying democracy in order to save It.

“There’s an impulse for some to say voters decided and democracy won. But it’s a mistake to think that this election cycle was a show of strength for democracy. It shows how vulnerable democracy is.” [Time magazine’s “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign that Saved the 2020 Election” by Molly Ball.] While this can be read to mean democracy was in jeopardy until Democrats organized the shadow campaign to save democracy from a Trump second term, it’s really just a slick way of confessing to rigging the 2020 election and stealing it from Trump. Let’s hope Trump’s attorneys feature these admissions in his impeachment defense.

Eric Metaxas, host of the Eric Metaxas Radio Show, a nationally syndicated radio program, and author: Why are Americans naive about evil?.

It is a chilling thing, therefore, to see all this playing out in America today, and to hear many fellow Americans deem it so extremist and radical to speak of this that they are self-righteously “cancelling” voices that dare to do so. Isn’t shutting down dissent not the very proof that we have stepped away from our core values of “free speech” already, and from genuine tolerance toward others? Doesn’t this show us where all of this is leading?

Zaid Jilani, journalist originally from Atlanta: Democrats go ape over DC violence while ignoring riots, murder, and mayhem everywhere else.

It’s perfectly fine for Ocasio-Cortez to recount how scared she was on Jan. 6, but don’t her constituents who have the misfortune of living in such unsafe neighborhoods deserve the same attention? What about the hundreds of police officers who were injured during riots in her city in 2020? …

I’m not trying to pick on Ocasio-Cortez. She is one of many politicians who have adopted a mindset that says we should only care about victims of violence if we believe they are useful for our political narrative. …

But people’s lives should matter no matter who it was who took them, and everyday Americans deserve to live without the fear of being shot or murdered just as much as members of Congress do.

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