Publius / October 20, 2016

Thursday Short Cuts

Insight: “The measure of a man’s character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out.” —Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859)

For the record: “Hillary Clinton wants to appoint Supreme Court Justices who ‘understand how the world really works.’ What on earth can this mean other than trashing the constitutional rights of Americans if they seem imprudent? I don’t want a justice who says, ‘Sure, freedom of speech sounds good, but in the real world we have to punish you for certain political speech or anything we consider to be hate speech.’ I don’t want a justice who says, ‘Sure, there’s a right to bear arms, but in the real world there isn’t.’” —David Marcus

Nailed it: “[T]he idea that Clinton, the woman who in 2008 argued that Barack Obama’s health-care plans were too modest, wants to keep government out of health-care decisions is worthy of 8,000 Pinocchios. Yet this is how she couches her support for unlimited abortions.” —David Harsanyi

Belly laugh of the year: “I will not add a penny to the debt.” —Hillary Clinton

Braying Jenny: “I’m not talking to climate deniers. That’s it. Sorry, I know I’m supposed to be for everybody, but my patience has worn thin over eight years.” —Gina McCarthy

Upright: “[C]orruption regularized over time simply becomes background noise. … All corruption should be shocking. The fact that it isn’t helps explain why the 2016 election has become a competition in pursuing new lows: The old lows just don’t register anymore.” —Ben Shapiro

And last… “If we were smart, none of us would accept the results of an election that gave us either Trump or Hillary. This is obviously a sick system.” —Frank Fleming

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