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Jordan Candler / August 25, 2021

Wednesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Ben Shapiro, Darrell Issa, Jen Psaki, and more.

Insight: “Thought that is silenced is always rebellious. Majorities, of course, are often mistaken. This is why the silencing of minorities is necessarily dangerous. Criticism and dissent are the indispensable antidote to major delusions.” —Alan Barth (1906-1979)

Upright: “America does not have a race problem, but it has a grace problem.” —civil rights activist Robert Woodson

The bottom line: “We have vaccines. They are tremendously effective against hospitalization and death. Get it or don’t, and bear the consequences. There is no further public policy question in play, and calls for broad restrictions on freedom have no limiting principle under these circumstances.” —Ben Shapiro

Non compos mentis: “We’re suing to end South Carolina’s ban on mask requirements in schools… Students with disabilities are effectively being excluded from public schools because of this ban. Courts must intervene.” —ACLU (“I knew ACLU was basically a left-wing hack outfit that hadn’t cared about civil liberties in quite awhile but them suing to FORCE CHILD MASKING is astonishing.” —Phil Kerpen)

For the record I: “To say that the pullout was Donald Trump’s policy is to forget that under President Trump, every time the Taliban violated their agreement, they got bombed. They got attacked.” —Congressman Darrell Issa

For the record II: “I would have left Bagram Air Base open. I never applauded the idea of closing a strategic base any more than I would say that we should abandon the two air bases we have in South Korea,” Issa said. “The fact is China is a greater threat today than it ever has been. And just as we keep those two bases and 28,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines in South Korea, 2,500 was not an unreasonable amount to keep [in Afghanistan].” —Darrell Issa

The BIG Lie: “I think it’s irresponsible to say Americans are stranded. They are not.” —White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki (“What’s IRRESPONSIBLE is stranding Americans in Afghanistan.” —RNC Research)

And last… “I miss when we had a president who would tomahawk missile terrorist leaders to the face instead of kissing their feet.” —Caleb Hull

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