Jordan Candler / May 28, 2021

Friday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Darrell B. Harrison, Larry Elder, Cory Booker, and more.

Insight: “While I see many hoof marks going in, I see none coming out. It is easier to get into the enemy’s toils than out again.” —Aesop (c. 550 B.C.)

Upright: “Numerous books have been written on how to rid society of ‘racism,’ and yet that numerous such books have been written is evidence of their collective failure to do so. But there is a Book, the Word of God, that indeed can transform society, if only we would read it and believe.” —Darrell B. Harrison

Observations: “When did the civil rights movement go off the rails? The answer is when proponents went from justly demanding equal rights to unjustly demanding equal results.” —Larry Elder

Political futures: “From March 2020 to spring of 2021, the country went through a mass hysteria. Despite its ideological pretensions, the collective insanity was not unlike the Tulip mania in early 17th-century Holland or the June bug epidemic paranoia of 1962. But as Americans sober up, will they institutionalize or reject the frenzy remaining from the destructive stampede that took the country over the cliff during the most unhinged year in American history?” —Victor Davis Hanson

For the record: “I have had moments in this [police reform] negotiation that have given me solace and strength as I’ve watched Tim Scott share stories about his own encounters with police, even as a United States senator. He is not caving to the politics of this. He is sincere. We may have disagreements on a lot of the parts of the bill, but I’m telling you, as a black man, Tim Scott is sincere in wanting to see us address these problems.” —Senator Cory Booker

The BIG Lie: “The president could not have been clearer in his articulation of this administration’s position nor could I have been clearer and continue to be so, which is the border is closed.” —DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

Grand delusions: “[Democrats are] not where the antisemitism is coming from.” —CNN’s Chris Cuomo

And last… “None of the CEOs of the 6 largest banks in the US were able to share with me why they found Georgia’s election laws to be discriminatory or restrictive. Silence speaks louder than words.” —Senator Tim Scott

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