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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:

Dennis Prager, nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and columnist: Given how flawed human nature is, America has been a remarkable moral achievement.

Given human nature, America has been an extraordinary accomplishment. However, given the left's largely successful elimination of Judeo-Christian and middle- class values — and the consequent unleashing of human nature — that accomplishment may not survive.

Daniel Davies, writer for American Thinker: The closing of the American mind.

The university is no longer a place of liberal education in the best sense of the term. It will not give all ideas a fair hearing, it figuratively burns books, and it routinely bars speakers. Only those who advance the radical atheistic left are welcomed. Worse, universities use all means necessary to protect and advance leftist hegemony.

So there you have it. That is the reason for cancel culture, with its intolerance for traditional religious moral views. Cancel culture is at war with the core American culture of God, family, and community. It wars with the view that America has a special mission in God's Providence to be a City on a Hill. Its acolytes disdain the people, whom they once called deplorable and now label as insurrectionists. Cancel culture's practitioners know better than the people because they have the 'correct' ideology.

Jacob Sullum, political commentator: Biden's 'commonsense' gun controls make little sense.

As for mass shooters, they typically do not have criminal or psychiatric records that would disqualify them from buying guns, meaning they would pass the background checks Biden wants to expand. The Parkland shooter, for example, bought his rifle legally, which makes the invocation of his crime as a justification for expanded background checks rather puzzling.

Reagan McCarthy, Web Editor at Townhall. com: Symone Sanders Ignores The Science on Reopening Schools

Symone Sanders, spokeswoman for Vice President Kamala Harris, joined other Biden administration officials in dodging straightforward questions about liberating schools from coronavirus closures.

Sanders was pressed by CNN’s John Berman about whether or not children can return to school before all teachers are vaccinated, as the CDC says is possible. Sanders said that teachers “should be prioritized,' but would not draw a distinction between 'prioritizing' educators and keeping children out of traditional schooling until each and every teacher has received the coronavirus vaccine. Sanders wondered if in-person learning before teachers receive vaccines is safe, but the Biden administration's own CDC director has indicated it is.

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