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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:

Matt Vespa, Senior Editor at Townhall. com: Of course, *this* would happen to the recent COVID death toll figures.

COVID is over. There will be little flare-ups, but the era of lockdowns is done. We have three vaccines that are effective against the variants. It’s still your choice. The CDC backed away from nationwide mandates recently. For federal workers, that may be a different story. Lockdowns and a vaccine mandate before a midterm election for a virus with a high survivability rate and vaccines that are available? No. And bribing the unvaccinated to get the shot doesn’t address why most are on the fence. Hesitancy will remain. If Democrats hang onto power post-2022 midterms, well—we could see some door-to-door action regarding vaccinations.

Jon N. Hall, of ULTRACON OPINION, a programmer from Kansas City: The new normal in the permanent emergency.

The lockdowns only make sense when protecting the immuno-compromised and the elderly; in other words, those who should already have been locked down, sheltering in place. Rather than a quarantine of just those folks, the authorities quarantined everybody, and in doing so killed off countless small businesses and livelihoods. …

The Democrats have made COVID-19 into “the worst thing ever” to justify their shotgun approach to lockdown. Paradoxically, the more arbitrary and unreasonable the strictures of their lockdowns, the more they seem to lock in their authority.

Greg Gutfeld, host of Gutfeld! and cohost of The Five : The more Dems and media try to reduce security, it's up to the rest of us to enhance it.

Instead of focusing on the bad guys – they will use the vague phrase 'gun violence,' to nationalize the issue while calling crime a 'local issue.' It's incompatible and malicious. It's an epidemic, they'll say -lumping all gun owners and illegal gun owners into the same group.

But when is the last time you saw a gangbanger with a ten-point buck tied to the roof of their Escalade? It's like saying drinking a glass of water is harmful since other people are drowning in the ocean. The common denominator is water, but it's idiotic.

Republican Rand Paul represents Kentucky in the United States Senate. He is the author of 'The Case Against Socialism': Mask mandates and lockdowns from petty tyrants? No, not again. Choose freedom.

I think the tide has turned, and more and more people are willing to stand up. I see stories from across the country of parents standing up to teacher unions and school boards.

I see members of Congress refusing to comply with Petty Tyrant Pelosi.

We are at a moment of truth and a crossroads. Will we allow these people to use fear and propaganda to do further harm to our society, economy, and children?

Or will we stand together and say, absolutely not. Not this time. I choose freedom.

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