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:
'I would rather be governed by the first 2,000 people in the Boston telephone directory than by the 2,000 people on the faculty of Harvard University.'
William F. Buckley Jr.
Matt Vespa is the Senior Editor at Townhall. com: The US is racing to deploy anti-ballistic missile systems across the Middle East.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now leads a unity government, where a state of war has been declared with one goal: the destruction of Hamas. This operation has led to the mobilization of hundreds of thousands of reservists deployed for a campaign that could take years. Hamas is said to have 40,000 terrorists hiding among a vast array of tunnels in Gaza. In Lebanon, Hezbollah has vowed all-out war should Israel invade, prompting Netanyahu to threaten that terror group with total annihilation.
Tim Graham, executive editor of News-Busters and director of media analysis for the Media Research Center: No one needs foreign policy run by Hollywood.
The [Alyssa] Milanos of the world should encounter all the heartbreaking stories about Hamas killing Israelis who sincerely believed in a 'two-state solution' and some kind of Israeli-Palestinian harmony. All five members of the Kutz family were savagely burned to death inside their home just east of Gaza. They were part of an annual kite-flying festival promoting a message of peace with Palestinians.
They in no way got 'what they deserved,' but wishing for peace and achieving peace can be entirely different concepts. Sometimes only war brings peace.
Byron York, chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner: Trump's lead and GOP decision-making.
One thing that shows is that Trump's ratings are influencing, if not outright controlling, many big decisions that are being made in the Republican Party today, whether by lawmakers in Washington or candidates out in the states. And the most important thing to remember is that Trump's poll ratings are not abstract things. They represent real Republican voters. In the end, it is Republican voters who are driving things. They are in control, and so far, they are still with Trump.
Leah Barkoukis, online features editor at Townhall.com: Trump issues warning to Americans about the 'fight in Gaza'.
“The fight in GAZA is ‘coming home’ to the USA,” Trump wrote on Truth Social. “The tens of thousands of strong young men from the Middle East, that have already ‘invaded’ our Country, and are continuing to come, totally unchecked, will become a problem the likes of which we have never seen before.”
Under President Biden, Customs and Border Protection has already arrested 282 illegal immigrants on the terror watch list, but there are more than 1.6 million known ‘gotaways,’ or people who have evaded law enforcement altogether and are currently in the interior.