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Jordan Candler / September 9, 2021

Thursday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Thomas Sowell, AOC, Jasmine Crockett, and more.

Insight: “A man may have to die for our country: but no man must, in any exclusive sense, live for his country. He who surrenders himself without reservation to the temporal claims of a nation, or a party, or a class is rendering to Caesar that which, of all things, most emphatically belongs to God: himself.” —C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

“Inflation is a quiet but effective way for the government to transfer resources from the people to itself, without raising taxes.” —Thomas Sowell

The BIG Lie: “The Green New Deal has popular support, even among Republicans and independents.” —Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Non compos mentis: “When we talk about the law that was passed in Texas, we know that anti-choice bills are not about being pro-life. Because if they were about being pro-life, then the Republican Party would support, frankly, an agenda that helps guaranteed healthcare, that helps ensure that people who do give birth that don’t have the resources to care for a child can have that care for a child. So we know that none of this is about life. None of this is about supporting life. What this is about is controlling women’s bodies and controlling people who are not cisgender men. This is about making sure that … any menstruating person … cannot make decisions over their own body.” —Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Democratic Dictatorial Party: “We need federal oversight in the state of Texas because the state of Texas can’t be trusted to act right.” —Texas Democrat State Rep. Jasmine Crockett

Dumb and dumber: “Why Satanists may be the last, best hope to save abortion rights in Texas.” —Salon editor Brett Bachman

Flip-flop: “Far from compromising them, vaccine mandates actually further civil liberties. They protect the most vulnerable, people with disabilities and fragile immune systems, children too young to be vaccinated, and communities of color hit hard by the disease.” —ACLU (“What makes the ACLU’s position so remarkable — besides the inherent shock of a civil liberties organization championing state mandates overriding individual choice — is that, very recently, the same group warned of the grave dangers of the very mindset it is now pushing. In 2008, the ACLU published a comprehensive report on pandemics which had one primary purpose: to denounce as dangerous and unnecessary attempts by the state to mandate, coerce, and control in the name of protecting the public from pandemics.” —Glenn Greenwald)

And last… “Joe Biden vacationed last weekend. Next week, he’s going to California to campaign. Meanwhile, Americans are still stranded in Afghanistan. Priorities.” —Congressman Jim Jordan

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