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:
Leah Barkoukis, online features editor at Townhall.com: Trump announces plan to end homelessness. The left will hate it.
“For those who are just temporarily down on their luck, we will work to help them quickly reintegrate into a normal life,” Trump continued. “For those who have addictions, substance abuse, and common mental health problems, we will get them into treatment. And for those who are severely mentally ill and deeply disturbed, we will bring them back to mental institutions where they belong, with the goal of reintegrating them back into society once they are well enough to manage. It's a tough task, a very tough task.”
He said the plan is better than some of the alternatives being tried — such as housing them in hotels without addressing their underlying issues.
“This is how I will end the scourge of homelessness and make our cities clean and safe and beautiful once again,” Trump concluded. “We will do it. We will bring back America.”
Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D, a former Lt. Governor of New York State and author of 'Beating Obamacare': Biden's open borders bringing diseases to your neighborhood.
Open borders import disease. Immigrants who lawfully apply for a visa must undergo health screenings and show they are vaccinated, and refugees are screened for TB before entering the U.S. Not so for those wading across the Rio Grande.
Nationwide, 6,009 of the 8,300 people with TB in 2022 were foreign-born, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Florida was slammed with a 21% increase in TB since 2020.
Kevin McCullough, nationally syndicated radio host and author: Men punching women.
[Chicago Mayor-Elect Brandon] Johnson's reaction to the recent violence — don't 'demonize' criminals, create safe spaces for them — will surely frustrate those who see stronger law enforcement as the way to address Chicago's crime crisis. But it is precisely what Johnson campaigned on, and precisely what Chicago voters chose. If more bad things happen in the future, the city's voters will know who to blame: themselves.
Julio Rosas, the Senior Writer for Townhall: Trump keeps raking in endorsements from Florida Republicans.
The ongoing war of words between Trump and DeSantis supporters continue to play out on social media, offering a glimpse into how brutal the 2024 GOP primary could be should DeSantis throw his hat in the ring after the Florida state legislative session ends in May.