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Jordan Candler / Jun. 29, 2020

Monday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Erick Erickson, Ayanna Pressley, Paul Krugman, and more

Insight: “In America, our origins matter less than our destination, and that is what democracy is all about.” —Ronald Reagan

Upright, Part I: “Creation groans for justice and righteousness, and those created in God’s image groan the loudest and bear the greatest burdens. Those who have hope put their trust in the Creator, who they know will return. Those who have given in to the voices of the world and abandon the Creator have abandoned hope because, as Paul says, ‘Hope that is seen is not hope.’ They put their trust in the people seen, and the people seen are sinners, just like they are. They are impatient because they have no hope of something better and have taken it upon themselves to deliver heaven on earth.” —Erick Erickson

Upright, Part II: “The struggle for churches and Christians right now is wanting to tell those groaning and those yearning for justice that they should adopt Christianity. ‘Our system,’ we say, ‘is better, because we see no color. We see neither Jew nor Greek nor male nor female nor slave nor free.’ We treat our faith as an alternative morality. But it is hard to argue with a group of sinners that a system followed by other sinners is the better alternative.” —Erick Erickson

Upright, Part III: “Tearing down statues will only give temporary catharsis, like a junkie getting a temporary fix. Christianity that only offers an alternative moral system is the same. But a Christianity that preaches with certainty a final day, an end to a struggle and the return of a savior who rights every wrong is a Christianity that speaks through the wounds and hurt to a voice we all have, which cries out, knowing there must be something better.” —Erick Erickson

Food for thought: “The Louisiana abortion case continues to support my working theory — [Justice John] Roberts is pausing conservative gains so long as Trump is in the White House. He won’t side with the left in their theories, but will in their judgments. He’s over Trump and is trying to spare damage to SCOTUS.” —Erick Erickson

Braying jackass: “Black Lives Matter is a mandate from the people. It’s time — pay us what you owe us. Our black skin is not a crime. It is the beautiful robe of nation builders.” —Rep. Ayanna Pressley

The BIG Lie: “The white race is the biggest murderer, rapist, pillager, and thief of the modern world.” —1619 Project guru Nikole Hannah-Jones back in 1995, proving she’s got a long track record of racial animosity

Friendly fire: “We sided with the U.S. in the war on terror but they came here and killed [Osama bin Laden], martyred him, and … used abusive language against us [and] did not inform us [of the raid], despite the fact that we lost 70,000 people in the war on terror.” —Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Non compos mentis: “Don’t bothsides this pandemic. America’s epic, lethal fail was driven by the fecklessness of an anti-science party that didn’t want to face reality.” —former Enron adviser Paul Krugman

And last… “So govt is allowed to ban you from going to church, but can’t require that abortion clinics have the same hospital admitting privileges as other surgical centers? I guess we can see what the left worships.” —Liz Wheeler

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