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Wednesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Dan Crenshaw, Ben Carson, Ibram X. Kendi, and more.

Insight: “The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom — they are the pillars of society.” —Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)

Upright: “The American flag is carried by freedom-loving people around the world who take to their streets in protest of real government oppression. It’s a symbol of hope and liberty in countries that have neither. Remember that the next time the left says our flag is a symbol of hate.” —Congressman Dan Crenshaw

Touché: “What do you call a plane full of Democrats leaving Texas? A good start.” —Kyle Mann

Re: The Left I: “[Democrats are] trying to label Republicans as people who want to suppress the vote. But a number of the things that the Republicans want to do in the laws they are passing across the country are things that are popular — and voter ID is very high on that list. I think it’s politically really stupid to come out and criticize voter ID.” —journalist Brit Hume

Re: The Left II: “[Vladimir] Lenin said give me your children to teach for four years and the seeds I plant will never be uprooted. What [leftists] are trying to do is actually indoctrinate the kids. … I think we saw the fruits of it last summer in Portland and Seattle. These are people who are coming to age who have been taught to hate the United States of America.” —Ben Carson

For the record: “The most significant deterrent to more drilling on these shores is the Biden de facto moratorium on domestic drilling on federal lands. How foolish is this? Up to an estimated $50 trillion of energy resources are right below our feet. This is like a buried treasure that could supply energy for 100-plus years. In addition, the royalties and taxes would help pay off some of our $30 trillion national debt.” —Stephen Moore

Observations: “To this day, semper fidelis is more than a slogan. For us, it is a way of life. We were taught that it meant to always be faithful to God, country, Corps and each other. Fast forward to the present. Our troops are now being asked to be faithful to a leftist belief system that denies God, tears down our country, undermines military preparedness and makes service members distrustful of each other. Biden and his leftist puppet masters are doing what no foreign enemy has been able to do: destroy our military. Sadly, they are being assisted by weak generals and admirals playing politics.” —Oliver North & David Goetsch

Friendly fire: “Defund the police is a non-starter even with black people. And if you don’t think that’s true, then look at the results of what just happened in New York City’s election. So the proof is in the pudding. I know what I’m talking about. I talk to people every day, and defund the police is a chokehold around the Democratic Party. … In 1960, ‘burn baby burn’ destroyed our movement. And ‘defund the police’ will do the same thing to progressive movements today. This kind of sloganeering does us no good.” —House Majority Whip James Clyburn

The BIG Lie: “The attacks on critical race theory are based on made-up definitions and descriptors.” —Ibram X. Kendi in his column, “There Is No Debate Over Critical Race Theory” (“Let me remind you that Kendi has suggested there should be an unelected government agency called the ‘Department of Antiracism’ that would enforce CRT’s ideology on the local, state, and federal level.” —Joel Abbott)

Non compos mentis: “Unvaccinated children of the certain age greater than two years old should be wearing masks. No doubt about that.” —Dr. Anthony Fauci

And last… “I wonder if the Texas Democrat reps. who abandoned their constituents to avoid a vote had to show an ID to board their getaway plane?” —Charlie Kirk

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