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:
Kat Cammack, Congresswoman representing Florida's Third Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. She serves on the House Homeland Security Committee and is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery : Time to call it what it is: A crisis at our Southern border.
In the meantime, Vice President Harris will visit New Hampshire, which is the wrong border state. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki will do her best to avoid using the word crisis in her daily briefings. DHS Secretary Mayorkas won't leave the McAllen, Texas airport during his 'visits' to the border. You may not be able to count on this administration to fight against the cartels and secure our borders, but you can believe my Republican colleagues and I won't stop fighting to hold this administration accountable and to call this what it is: a crisis at our southern border.
Vince Coyner, writer for American Thinker: The real tragedy of the George Floyd and Daunte Wright stories.
The truth of the matter is that Floyd, Wright, and Brown would likely be alive today had they not resisted arrest. But that’s not the story that Democrats want to tell — because telling young Black men, or anyone, that respecting the police and not resisting arrest won’t make news headlines, won’t galvanize citizens and most importantly, won’t drive voters to pull the levers for Democrats.
And that’s the key. The reality is, Democrats don’t care about Black Americans. They seek power and are willing to sacrifice Black Americans to get it. By creating the fiction that Black Americans are in the crosshairs of the police, they have done an extraordinary disservice to America.
Matt Vespa, Senior Editor at Townhall.com:
Fox News' Gutfeld: Chauvin verdict was extortion by the left-wing mob.
It’s hard when the media frenzy was outright obnoxious. It’s also hard when the local media seeks out the jurors as if they’re on an enemies list. There will be appeals. Even the judge alluded that Chauvin might have solid grounds for that given the circus that erupted over Rep. Maxine Waters’ (D-CA) remarks about the pending verdict.
On The Five, cohost Greg Gutfeld cut through the noise to aptly note that this was done to appease the mob. The legions of left-wing activists, ANTIFA thugs, and other BLM agitators threatened to burn the city to the ground if they didn’t get the verdict they want. Let’s stop acting any differently.
David Zukerman, journalist for American Thinker: Black lives in Chicago don't much matter to Maxine Waters.
It should be noted that of the 875 deaths by gun violence in Cook County, Illinois, in 2020, 78% of the victims were black. The silence of Maxine Waters in response to blackon- black murders is simply astounding.
When it comes to a black's death consequent to an incident with a white policeman, Rep. Waters is all too quick to demand immediate 'justice' — that is to say, a murder conviction of the white officer. Yet there is no demand from the congresswoman for civil rights protection for blacks assaulted, shot at, killed by other blacks.