Monday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Mona Charen, Pete Buttigieg, Alexandra DeSanctis, and more.

Political Editors · May 20, 2019

The Gipper: “Freedom is the right to question and change the established way of doing things. It is the continuous revolution of the marketplace. It is the understanding that allows to recognize shortcomings and seek solutions.” —Ronald Reagan

For the record: “You cannot impeach a President because you are upset he won an election.” —Charlie Kirk

Good question: “[Abortion] isn’t rare. It is usually performed on perfectly healthy mothers and babies. And it isn’t the only alternative for women unable to raise a child. There are 36 couples waiting for an adoptive child for every one placed. Why is that humane solution so commonly overlooked?” —Mona Charen

Braying Jenny: “I’m calling for a boycott of Alabama. Until Alabama allows for safe & legal access to health care for women, I will not authorize spending of state resources on travel to Alabama. I call on other state and local leaders in CO and across the country to join me in this boycott.” —Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold

Non compos mentis: “Over time, you develop and evolve on the things you choose to honor. … [Thomas] Jefferson is more problematic. … The real reason I think there is a lot of pressure on this is the relationship between the past and present that we’re finding in a million different ways that racism isn’t some curiosity out of the past that we’re embarrassed about but moved on from. It’s alive. It’s well.” —Pete Buttigieg

Who needs deplorables anyway? “Observations from Iowa — it is very flat, driving is monotonous, there is more unbuilt land in one block than NYC has in an entire borough, dirt roads are terrifying, no one carries almond milk and caucus-goers are extremely well-informed.” —Politico’s Sally Goldenberg

And last… “I look forward to the day when our society can offer women a vision of freedom that doesn’t pit us against our unborn children and tell us we have to reject our biology in order to have an equal shot at fulfillment.” —National Review’s Alexandra DeSanctis

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