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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:

Will Alexander, retired U.S. Marine who now works in real estate and is a former print journalist: We’re being changed into a nation of


“The will of man is not shattered but softened, bent and guided;” wrote De Tocqueville in Democracy in America (1835). “[M]en are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to be nothing better than a flock of timid and industrial animals, of which government is the shepherd.”

Or a jar of trained fleas.

We need to fight like crazy to jump outside the flee trainer’s jar – to keep a firm hold on individual and national liberty. We can’t afford to wait for the next election. We are being changed! ”

Monica Showalter, writer for American Thinker: Kansas bans ballot-harvesting and a slew of other Democrat election-rigging tricks, overriding leftist governor veto.

The Kansas measure, coming so closely on the heels of the Georgia measure, signals that something big is in the wind, and it's quite likely more states will follow. Nobody wants to be another California, run by incompetents from only a flabby single party, with wokesters in charge and residents and tax revenue fleeing.

This Kansas move shows signs of American renewal and vigor. It's happening — a wave that will only build.

Byron York, chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner: No, there's no mandate to remake America.

Back in 1993, when then-first lady Hillary Clinton was pushing Congress to pass a universal health care bill, Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan warned her that she needed big majorities for something so momentous and far-reaching. Landmark bills don't squeak through Congress with a single-vote majority. …

Back then, Moynihan's Democratic Senate colleague Joe Biden would likely have agreed. But today's Biden Democrats believe the bigmajority standard no longer applies. Why not remake the United States on the strength of a vote or two in the House? Why not remake the U.S. on a 50-50 tie in the Senate, broken by the vice president?

Maybe Democrats can pull it off. But maybe the old rules — and common sense — still apply.'

J.B. Shurk, writer for American Thinker: ' Our country was founded by geniuses, but It's being run by idiots,' said Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana.

Establishment Republicans keep insisting, 'Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.' But who has been watching the baby? American independence was a singular moment for liberty, and enemies of freedom have worked assiduously to smother it ever since. While Republican leadership has for decades remained preoccupied with making sure the bathtub is of the finest porcelain-enameled cast iron and ensuring that the water is neither too hot nor too cold, the political left has gleefully absconded with the newborn, so that it may finally abort two hundred and forty-five years after delivery!

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