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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:

Terence P. Jeffrey, editor-in-chief of Congressmen rank lower than journalists and car salesmen for honesty and ethical standards.

What can members of Congress do to win the respect of the American people for conducting themselves with honesty and ethical standards?

Their job is not to impose an increasingly intrusive government on this nation but to protect our freedom from such a government.

If members of Congress fight to make government smaller, there is a very good chance their ratings will go higher.

Byron York, chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner: With visit, Biden makes things worse on border.

So that is Biden's response to the border crisis: Keep letting the illegal crossers in, only more quickly and smoothly. And call it legal. It took the president two years to come up with the new plan. During those two years, record numbers of illegal crossers poured into the country, and many were allowed to stay.

Now, Biden is doing nothing to stem that flow but rather taking steps to make it faster and more efficient. You have to conclude that he is satisfied with millions of people crossing into the United States, first illegally and then, under the new system, without much scrutiny or limit. That's why Biden has done so much to create the problem and so little to solve it.

Jonathan Turley, Shapiro professor of public Interest law at George Washington University and a practicing criminal defense attorney: The Hunter Biden, Chinese connection to the classified documents scandal: What you need to know.

It is all part of the incredible shrinking Merrick Garland. At a time that leadership is in demand, Garland is again evading his most difficult obligation to show total independence from his president in seeking both the full facts and full accountability in a scandal. Otherwise, he will fuel the mistrust over the treatment of the two scandals and many more, beyond the president, and future generations will likely ask 'how anyone could be that irresponsible.'

Gregg Jarrett, Fox News legal analyst and commentator, author, and formerly worked as a defense attorney and adjunct law professor: Biden's stashed classified documents could end case against Trump.

Scratch another undoable item off Attorney General Merrick Garland’s bucket list.

He can forget prosecuting former President Donald Trump for taking presidential records with him when he departed the White House. It turns out the attorney general’s boss, Joe Biden, did the same thing when he left the Obama administration.

Glaring hypocrisy aside, it would be difficult to justify criminally charging one president while turning a blind eye to the other. Legally, it would boomerang. Politically, it would be poisonous.

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