Jordan Candler / July 9, 2020

Thursday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Ben Shapiro, Star Parker, Joe Biden, and more.

Insight: “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” —Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Upright: “We live in an era when truth is subjective, if it exists at all. There is no truth, except the ‘truth’ of the left. Where is it written that the left gets to control the political and cultural agenda and conservatives must bow to its ideology when, in fact, it is liberalism that has brought the nation to near cultural ruin? Which ideology is responsible for 60 million abortions, the welfare state and entitlement mentality, the promotion of any human relationship that can be conjured up in the most twisted of minds, family breakup, drugs, the teaching of a false American history, failing inner city public schools and much more? When conservatives oppose these cultural revisionists, they are called divisive. Conservatives have little to defend. They should be holding the left accountable for the destruction caused by their ideology.” —Cal Thomas

For the record: “All that matters for too many in our elite institutions is the narrative that America’s systems are the greatest obstacle to black Americans. And not all lives lost are equally valuable in promoting that perverse narrative.” —Ben Shapiro

Observations: “Among the Nobel Prizes awarded each year is the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. It was first awarded in 1901, and through 2019, 219 have received the award. Of the 219 recipients, 100 have been American, according to Statista. This one piece of information leads me to conclude there is a high likelihood it will be an American who delivers the medicines we seek now in the battle to defeat the coronavirus that plagues us. Am I looking for a reason for pride in America? Not really. I’m looking more to shine light on what it is that makes America great.” —Star Parker

Dezinformatsiya: “The two biggest news stories in the country are Coronavirus and race relations. No news source reports the relevant death counts of either one in a form that would be useful to citizens. The press is no longer pretending to inform. It is straight propaganda.” —Scott Adams

Fair warning, Part I: “As disappointing as the Supreme Court’s ruling is, there is a clear path to fixing it: electing a new President who will end Donald Trump’s ceaseless attempts to gut every aspect of the Affordable Care Act. If I am elected, I will restore the Obama-Biden policy that existed before the Hobby Lobby ruling: providing an exemption for houses of worship and an accommodation for nonprofit organizations with religious missions.” —Joe Biden

Fair warning, Part II: “I was glad to work with the vice president in forming six separate task forces. Which had some of the most knowledgeable people in the country coming together to deal with education and climate change and health care and the economy and criminal justice and immigration reform. … I think the compromise that they came up with, if implemented, will make Biden the most progressive president since FDR.” —Senator Bernie Sanders

And last… “Stop chasing the ever-elusive, never-ending standards of the mob and rest in the reality that, according to the God who made us, there are only two rules we must follow: 1) Love the Lord with all your heart, mind, soul & strength. 2) Love your neighbor as yourself. That’s enough.” —Allie Beth Stuckey

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