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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:

Landon Mion, Web Editor at Townhall. com: 'Squad' members who advocated for defunding police spent $100K on private security.

Progressive Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Il-han Omar (D-MN) and Cori Bush (D-MO), all of whom were vocal supporters of defunding the police, spent a total of more than $100,000 of campaign donations on private security during the third financial quarter, Federal Election Commission records show. …

The money that went toward the private security forces for the four Democratic representatives was paid for using funds from their campaigns, which received donations from those who likely supported their calls to defund law enforcement.

Spencer Brown, managing editor for Townhall: 'We refuse to become the vaccination police': In-N-Out tells SF COVID police to shove it.

“We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government,” In-NOut’s Chief Legal and Business Officer Arnie Wensinger told Newsweek. “We fiercely disagree with any government dictate that forces a private company to discriminate against customers who choose to patronize their business. This is a clear government overreach.” …

In San Francisco, where shoplifting and other crime continues to soar, it's puzzling that officials would prioritize harassing a burger joint to the point of shutting it down for refusing to enforce the city's vaccine mandate. But hey, it's San Francisco.

Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D, former Lt. Governor of New York State and author of Beating Obamacare: Biden caves to unions again, sabotaging consumers.

Here's the biggest lie, straight from Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. He went on parental leave in August, ignoring the worsening supply crisis. But he emerged from diaper duty long enough on Sunday to shovel some grown-up manure. Buttigieg said dysfunctional ports are 'one more example of why we need to pass the infrastructure bill.' In truth, the $17 billion for ports in the infrastructure bill is mostly for emissions reductions, repairs and dredging. Nothing is allocated for labor-saving automation. In fact, section 30102 of Biden's Build Back Better Bill expressly prohibits the use of funds provided there to be used for automation.

Leah Barkoukis, online features editor at Cruz introduces legislation that would force democrats to finally care about the border crisis.

Sen. Ted Cruz knows that Democratic leaders won’t take the border crisis seriously unless the problem is literally at their doorstep. That’s why the Texas Republican on Tuesday introduced the Stop the Surge of Unsafe Rio Grande Encampments [SURGE] Act, which would bring processing centers for illegal immigrants to where 'Democrat elites host their cocktail parties.'

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