This Week In Quotes

I’m talking about is the reason that we have a Second Amendment. This is a book about the Constitution, and the Second Amendment is part of it it’s there for the reasons that I stated in the book. In case of invasion by foreign power, the people would be able to aid the military, and also if we have a time when we have the wrong people in office, and they want to dominate the people, the people will be able to defend themselves. As Rep. Daniel Webster eloquently said, ‘the people of America will never suffer under tyranny because they’re armed.’ — Ben Carson

The moment revealing the candidates’ most overt hostility to coalition-buillding came at the end of the night, when the candidates giddily declared the “enemies” they are most proud of accruing during their political careers. They included the NRA, of course, but also “the coal lobby,” insurance companies and Republicans.

In other words, the candidates essentially announced their disdain for entire industries vital to our economic sustainability, groups of job creators and job holders, and a political party that controls a majority of state houses, the House and the Senate. This, while promising to unite a divided nation and “get stuff done,” which they apparently plan to accomplish without the support of half the country and the political party that represents them. — S.E. Cupp

A friend of mine—also a member of Generation Wuss—remarked that Millennials are more curators than artists, a generation of “aestheticists…any young artist who goes on Tumbler doesn’t want to create actual art—they either want to steal the art or they want to BE the art.” — Brett Easton

If these numbers are accurate, the battle for the soul of the GOP is not between two groups of roughly equal size, but between a large group of voters who want major changes and a much smaller group that likes the GOP very much the way it is. However, the donors have given that smaller group a giant megaphone that allows them to wield much more influence than their numbers merit. — Laura Ingraham

Large-scale confiscation is not going to happen. That’s no reason to stop advocating it. (I also want to repeal all immigration laws and give everyone a monthly check from the government with no strings attached, and will argue for those ideas even though they’re doomed.) — Dylan Matthews, Vox

You can’t even pass laws addressing the IRS campaign against our political allies or stopping the Dems from giving $500 million a year in our money to fund baby dismemberment factories. Why? Because of some tradition that’s not even going to be a tradition anymore once the Dems retake the Senate – which they will next year, thanks to you, unless you pry your collective heads out. — Kurt Schlichter

Your emotions tell you that anyone who advocates virtue is automatically claiming to be virtuous, because it’s easier to dismiss a point based on the perceived motivations behind it rather than consider the point on its own merits. It’s like I’m saying two plus two equals four, and you’re countering that I’m not such a brilliant mathematician. Well, right, but I never said I was a brilliant mathematician. I just said two plus two equals four, because it does, and because even a stupid man can see that. — Matt Walsh

I feel like I got discriminated in fashion for not being gay,” he said during an interview with SHOWstudio on Tuesday. “In music, you definitely get discriminated in music if you are gay. It takes amazing talents to break down barriers. Everyone thought that when Frank Ocean dropped that it was going to be bad for his career. I feel like it’s so cliché to speak about him as it relates to this subject, but there are people who broke the ground and he broke the ground. The people that break the stereotypes make history. — Kayne West

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