Heroes for Our Time

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Check out these ordinary people (and a few famous people) who are truly heroes for our time.

Greg Abbott: But we are not taking it as a joke in Texas. We are going to step up and respond the way we must respond to secure the sovereignty our state, to prevent the invasion that’s taken place in front of our very own eyes.

Christine Abercrombie: We’re the ones that spent the hours, we’re the ones that got this pushed over the finish line. And so, I really want to tell our story, you know, and from a woman’s perspective. This is not just a man’s kind of political world. … We’re not just gonna go along with this tyranny, we’re not having it. We’re absolutely not having it, and whatever it takes, being in the streets, doing whatever.

Brittany Aldean: I think it’s important now more than ever to stand for what you believe, even if it goes against the grain.

Will Alexander: And Biden? He botched the pullout. Botched the border. Botched policing. Botched race relations. Botched the voting system. Botched the COVID response. And is botching the economy.

Jamee Anatello: I’ve always judged the events really well. What’s safe to take my kids to, what’s not. It never once crossed my mind that this would be an event [where Antifa] would show up.

Ava Armstrong: The left wants socialism and say they hate Nazis. They obviously have no idea that Nazis started off as socialists.

Shellie Balsz: I really want my children to prosper in this state and my grandkids to have good schools. I agree with everything these other ladies were talking about, with the school choice and whatnot. I want my grandchildren to have those options.

Charles Barkley: I think most white people and black people are great people. I really believe that in my heart, but I think our system is set up where our politicians, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, are designed to make us not like each other so they can keep their grasp of money and power.

Naim Barrechi: An abortion is interrupting a life. When a woman is pregnant, if she doesn’t take anything, if she doesn’t abort, the natural cycle is going to make a life emerge. It’s not the question of whether [the baby] suffers or not. The question is that a life is being taken away. A life that society has disregarded. … Giving life to someone, and on top of that having the responsibility of raising them, and being able to teach them and guide them, is the most beautiful and precious thing in the world.

Voddie Baucham Jr.: You can problematize anything. We can divide people up into infinite, minuscule subcategories and always point to the fact that somebody, or some group of somebodies, has been underrepresented or mistreated. … Antiracism knows nothing of forgiveness because it knows nothing of the Gospel. Instead, antiracism offers endless penance, judgement, and fear. … An attack on masculinity is an attack on the God who created us. He created us male and female. We are not the same, and there is beauty in the differences between male and female. The problem is, when you attack masculinity, you are actually attacking a preserving force. If you don’t have strong men in a culture, then what you have is young men who are not kept in check and what they do is they wreak havoc.

Glenn Beck: You cannot reach someone’s head without capturing their heart. And no one is going to capture anybody’s heart through violence. … Hate is not power. Hope and faith is power. Engagement is power. Perseverance is power. … Please pray for all of those people who are in harm’s way. Lord, we ask that you would just watch over them, keep them safe, if they are at the gates, Lord, let those gates open up for them, find a way in to the tarmac and for our planes to get off the ground and get to someplace safe.

Nina Bellamy: God and family are key. I have been through thick and thin, but the Lord has brought me through. And I still have the Lord—and my grandchildren—helping me through.

John Bennett: It’s only a matter of time before you won’t even be able to do anything without the permission of a communist government who will require proof of a vaccination.

Alex Berenson: [The Covid vaccine] doesn’t stop infection. Or transmission. Don’t think of it as a vaccine. Think of it—at best—as a therapeutic with a limited window of efficacy and terrible side effect profile that must be dosed in advance of illness. And we want to mandate it? Insanity.

Nav Bhatia: Thank you for helping spread positivity. Basketball is a beautiful game and brings people together. We can use alot more of that in this world. God bless you and stay safe. (Bhatia was the first fan to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.)

Jamie Blanek: You can’t live in the negative … if you want to live your life. … God has a plan for me.

Lauren Boebert: Our rights and freedoms have been won and defended by the selfless service of the men and women who did not back down when asked to give all. … What is truly telling is that the government is no longer afraid to admit they’re blatantly censoring our 1A rights. Before, they tried to hide it. Now they brag. They feel like they can do anything now. This is how tyranny starts.

Bonchie: This should be a lesson for everyone. The establishment in Washington is made up of idiots, not brilliant tacticians. From Joe Biden to Jake Sullivan to Antony Blinken, and that’s just dealing with the foreign policy side, the administration is stocked full of clowns who wouldn’t know how to strategize their way out of a paper bag. … Never trust these people. They will hang you out to dry, including leaving you in the hands of terrorists, if it means protecting their political narrative.

Dan Bongino: You can take your patience and ram it up your caboose. Your patience is running thin? You’re a senile corrupt old man, a loser.

Jim Breuer: I’m not vaccinated. I had COVID. You’re not gonna tell me about my body. I know my body. I know my morals. I know my faith. You don’t … threaten me and everyone else as if we’re the demons.

Tammy Bruce: That you could still manage the monsters among us economically with sanctions, with cutting off the heads of leadership, with doing all that you needed to do without putting even more Americans at risk.

Cameron Burrell: Really, really brilliant athletes can slow things down. Your brain slows down. It’s a powerful tool. You consciously slow time down to check your body, your posture, your positioning, your acceleration, your turnover, and it’s all happening simultaneously. It’s brilliant when executed properly.

Dean Cain: In my opinion, America is the greatest country in history. It’s not perfect. We are constantly striving for a more perfect union … but I believe she’s the most fair, equitable country ever, with more opportunity that anyone’s ever seen, and that’s why people are clamoring to get here from all over the globe.

James Jay Carafano: As Afghan crisis unfolded-Biden vacationed. Harris didn’t work weekends. Pelosi hosted a Chardonnay brunch. Schumer partied. And they thought Trump was unfit for office.

Gina Carano: It’s a very big deal to me to remain the same person because I know all of this is going to be gone one day and I’m just going to have myself.

Tucker Carlson: The slogans they yell the loudest are the ones they believe the least. We’ve noticed that recently. Volume is inversely proportional to sincerity. You scream it because you don’t really believe it. … The very same people who’ve told us for decades that it’s “my body, my choice,” and seemed to mean it—those people—immediately abandoned their own argument when COVID arrived. Suddenly they were demanding that we wear the mask and get the shot.

Maya Castro: We’re going to die in here. Where’s FEMA? … We need help now. … Where’s the president?

Scott Cawthon: All this because I exercised my right, and my duty, as an American citizen, to vote for and support the candidates who I felt could best run the country, for everyone, and that’s something that I won’t apologize for.

Shana Chappell: This is the last picture my son [Kareem Nikoui] sent me of himself. It was taken on Sunday. I know i am still in shock right now. I felt my soul leave my body as i was screaming that it can’t be true! No mother, no parent should ever have to hear that their child is gone.

Jeff Charles: Black men, women, and children are being killed in senseless acts of murder because these individuals, most of whom are white progressives, decided to virtue signal. The criminals who commit these crimes bear the responsibility for the lives lost, of course. However, those advocating for defunding the police from the safety of their homes also have blood on their hands. Unfortunately, they will not be held accountable.

Dimis Christophy: Now in the 21st century, we have social justice warrior so-called teachers (that) are trying to shove their ideology down our kids’ throats. These are our children, not yours. Their job is not to raise my child or my neighbor’s child. Their job is to teach our kids math, science, biology, literature, and that’s it. Not ideology.

Eric Clapton: I knew that something was going on wrong when you started laying down the law. I can’t move my hands. I break out in sweat. I wanna cry. I can’t take it anymore. … This has gotta stop. Enough is enough. I can’t take this BS any longer.

John Cleese: If you can’t control your own emotions, you’re forced to control other people’s behavior That’s why the touchiest, most oversensitive and easily upset must not set the standard for the rest of us.

Ryan Cole: Masks do nothing to protect you from viruses. … D also inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines (those responsible for hyper immune reactions in COVID). When D is deficient, pathways may be turned on, but in the absence of the pro hormone D signal, can’t be easily turned off. D is consumed during an infection, so if one goes into an illness without reserves, they are more susceptible to poor outcomes.

John Cooper: It’s those kinds of things that I see as a completely separate worldview than Christianity. But it is being imported into the Bible, and then people are using Bible scriptures along with that worldview—but they don’t actually go together. They’re kind of imposing a wrong worldview with the words of Christ. So, now the words of Christ don’t mean the same thing as they historically have meant.

Shontelle Cooper: Critical race theory is racist!

Spencer Coursen: There are 22 veteran suicides a day … the more people are engaged and reaching out and calling to check on each other, that is one less person who is looking for a solution in the bottom of a bottle and one less person looking for a solution in the barrel of a gun.

Colby Covington: I don’t have to bow down to anybody. No one is going to tell me how I’m going to think, or tell me what I’m going to do. I don’t have a commissioner breathing down my neck saying ‘Hey. If you don’t say this or run with this narrative then we’re going to cut you or take away your endorsements.’ So, thankfully in the UFC I’m able to speak my voice.

Eli Crane: To be honest, I’m tired of seeing folks go to Washington, D.C., that are self-serving. They’re not willing to sacrifice, they’re not courageous, and I know that I’m a little bit different when it comes to that.

Byron “Tanner” Cross: I love all of my students, but I will never lie to them regardless of the consequences. I’m a teacher, but I serve God first, and I will not affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa because it’s against my religion. It’s lying to a child, it’s abuse to a child, and it’s sinning against our God.

Hugh F. Culverhouse, Jr.: Mr. President, Americans deserve better. Your impulsive actions, bias and indecision in your crisis in Afghanistan have cause Americans eternal shame.

Mitch Daniels: Pursuing one goal to the utter exclusion of all others is not to make a choice but to run from it. It’s not leadership; it’s abdication. … But there’s a companion quality you’ll need to be the leaders you can be. That’s the willingness to take risks. Not reckless ones, but the risks that still remain after all the evidence has been considered. … Knowledge only advances through the collision of ideas. When everybody thinks the same thing, you don’t get anywhere.

Beneil Dariush: I want to dedicate this fight to all the people who have been hurt by Marxism. I know there’s a lot of them.

Kira Davis: What my son has lost at the hands of corruption is irreplaceable. His youth is priceless and the people he is supposed to trust to protect him have treated it like garbage. … But when things feel…upended, as they do now, there’s a human restlessness that seems contagious. Some people call that the “collective unconsciousness” or “spiritual energy” or “the Holy Spirit.” There are a lot of different names for it and it really doesn’t matter what you call it, the point is that the American spirit is experiencing deep restlessness right now and everyone is feeling it.

Bryson DeChambeau: The thing is, the vaccine doesn’t necessarily prevent it from happening. That’s where for me, I’m young enough, I’d rather give it to people that need it. I don’t need it. I’m healthy. I’m a young individual that will continue to be healthy and continue to work on my health. But I don’t think that taking a vaccine away from someone that could need it is a good thing.

Ron DeSantis: It’s offensive to the taxpayer … that they would be asked to fund teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other. … You got to be strong. You got to put on the full armor of God. You got to take a stand, take a stand against the left’s schemes, you got to stand your ground, you got to be firm, you will face flaming arrows, but take up the shield of faith and fight on.

Byron Donalds: This morning, I joined CNN to discuss the importance of diverse thought and political ideology in the Congressional Black Caucus. As a young Black man born into the inner city, my perspective and conservative ideals should be welcomed to the CBC, not ignored. … As a black man in America, I’m allowed to have my own thoughts on who I choose to support and who I choose not to support.

Savannah Edwards: The first step to healing is forgiveness. … If you have a wound that hasn’t healed, it’s probably because you’re still picking at it. If you fill your heart with bitterness, there’s no room for joy. There’s no room for peace.

Amala Ekpunobi: We are bringing back segregation in this country, and people will sell it to you that we are doing it in a positive manner. … It perpetuates the same racist narrative that they are trying to run away from.

Daniel Elder: Enjoy burning it all down, you well-intentioned, blind people. I’m done. … Because I was exiled, I started listening to voices on the right and the center, especially these classical liberals who have been exiled from the leftist movement. The strange silver lining is this shook me out of my prejudices a little bit.

Sophie Elsworth: They [journalists] drive to give the illusion that he doesn’t have any disputes with any of these international leaders. It’s really quite appalling to watch. And what happened to straight news reporting which doesn’t seem to be existent there [in the U.S.]?

Josiah Enyart: The district leaders did not give parents or teachers a sense of control or accountability where we could help students succeed. … What a 12th grader has to know and get done to graduate is what a 5th grader had to do 40 years ago.

Victoria Falana: If you realize you’re a human being, you can write better music about things people can relate to. … I want to draw joy out of people with my energy. Joy for me is not about happiness, it’s that level below, those little things that bring you peace.

Allyson Felix: I asked Nike to contractually guarantee that I wouldn’t be punished if I didn’t perform at my best in the months surrounding childbirth. I wanted to set a new standard. If I, one of Nike’s most widely marketed athletes, couldn’t secure these protections, who could? Nike declined.

Shashi Galore: Our political “leaders”, on both sides, do absolutely nothing for the good of this nation or its people because they are too focused on money laundering, err I mean fundraising, so they can perpetuate their power and get rich off the backs of the taxpayers. … The mega corporations and billionaires have banded together and are essentially running this country as the bastard hate child of an oligarchy and a technocracy because our elected politicians are feckless f******* that don’t want to do any actual work.

Alejandro Giammattei: So the coyotes came and took the children and the teenagers to the United States and the borders were full. Not only with people from Guatemala, but with a lot of people from all over. Which is why our proposal is that messages should be clear. But if you have a lukewarm message, it only creates the opportunity to misinterpret.

John Gibson: Proud of #USSupremeCourt affirming the Texas law banning abortion for babies with a heartbeat. As an entertainer I don’t get political often. Yet with so many vocal peers on the other side of this issue, I felt it was important to go on the record as a pro-life game developer.

Sara Gonzales: The company blocking a former president’s content from their site believes ‘access to the internet’ is an ‘essential human right.’ You couldn’t make it up if you tried.

Trey Gowdy: Monday is Labor Day. It’s a day set aside to celebrate the American worker and the gift of having a job. It’s a day to reflect on the inherent value of work. … Part of celebrating work is appreciating the opportunities we’ve been given, and what those jobs have taught us about ourselves and others.

Ozzie Guillén: Opportunities opened the door for me. … I’ve been living in this country for a long time. Me and my family, at great cost, it opened the door for them to be who they are.

Andrew Gutmann: I cannot tolerate a school that not only judges my daughter by the color of her skin, but encourages and instructs her to prejudge others by theirs. By viewing every element of education, every aspect of history, and every facet of society through the lens of skin color and race, we are desecrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Paul Douglas Hague: I am incapable of subjecting myself to the unlawful, unethical, immoral and tyrannical order to sit still and allow a serum to be injected into my flesh against my will and better judgment. It is impossible for this so-called vaccine to have been studied adequately to determine the long-term effects.

Elijah Hall: Representing my country means a lot to me because I have family members that fought and gave their all for this country, I feel like we as athletes have a duty to represent our country the right way.

Tyler Harper: I will always fight to defend our conservative values and advance the America First Agenda. I will stand up against radical liberal efforts to open our borders, nationalize our elections, defund the police, pass abortion-on-demand, and outlaw guns. I stand for smaller government, less taxes, and individual liberties—and I’ll always fight for those things.

Pearlie Harris: The joy of teaching for me was not only inspiring the children, but trying to inspire the parents, too.

Chelsea Heath: If you live in the state of California, let’s please get this guy out of office! He’s done so much damage to our state and there isn’t a point of return right now, so the best thing to do is vote. I don’t care if you vote Democrat or Republican, let’s just get this guy out and get our state back to where it needs to be.

Ivory Hecker: I want to let you, the viewers, know that Fox Corp has been muzzling me to keep certain information from you, the viewers. And from what I’m gathering, I am not the only reporter being subjected to this.

Gulchehra Hoja: The world will be better if we hear each other, if we love each other. Be a human. A grateful human. I think tomorrow will be better.

Carole Hooven: Part of that science is teaching the facts, and the facts are there are in fact two sexes. There are male and female.

Vicki Hutchinson: We are not caged animals that have been shoved in the house. The way it made my family feel, and the smiles it put on people’s faces, I had to do it.

Tatiana Ibrahim: I think the board of education and those sitting on the panel are thieves. I think they are liars and have committed treason against our children. … Stop teaching our children to hate the police. … You’re emotionally abusing our children and mentally abusing them. You’re demoralizing them by teaching them communist values. … As long as I’m standing here on this good ground earth of God, I will fight.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I don’t like when people have some kind of status, they go and do politics at the same time. Do what you’re good at. Do the category you do. I play football because I’m the best at playing football. … I am just here to unite, spread love and joy. This is the best means we have to do it. Football or sport. Because we are good for that. I am good for that. I am good at football.

Amelia J: It’s sad that wanting unity, love and peace instead of division, segregation and hate is controversial today.

Rick Jewell: There’s something more to life than what’s going through his mind. … God loves you, guy.

Johnny “Joey” Jones: Let’s make this world a better place, let’s elect leaders that are leaders and not just politicians. And as much as we want to complain, maybe let’s look forward and look for the right people to do the right things because haven’t had much of that in a while.

Lawrence B. Jones: That’s not what we do to our American family. No one is left behind in the American family. So I cover story after story, still no attention, and I came to my conservative family today to say we got to do something about it.

Quincy Jones, Jr.: We’ve got to learn everything about music because it is the most fantastic, magical gift. People cannot life without music or water.

Sherina Jones: Take what you need. Donate what you don’t. … People come by and stock the fridge during the evenings or buy a bulk of things and drop it off. I’m so appreciative. We’ve all come together to take care of each other.

Toby Keith: I don’t apologize for performing for our country or military.

Heather Keller: I’ve just continued to be motivated by every action that this narcissist, tyrannical leader takes, and he’s giving us tools every single day to get more and more people angry and ready to recall.

William Kelly: God bless. Thank you for your courage. Keep your head up. You’ve done nothing wrong.

John Kennedy: President Xi, who runs China, is a Gangster. He’s right out of GoodFellas. If you turn the other cheek to President Xi, he’ll just stab you in the neck.

Kevin Kiley: We can turn the page on this dark era, by rekindling the spark of Liberty and self-governance. … The most important role of the governor is to reduce who the government is in people’s lives, by returning power to local communities and individual citizens.

Alveda King: The preachers in my family have always understood that there is only one human race, and science proves this as well. When we think we are a separate race and there are separate races, we are being racist. … It might surprise you to know I support critical race theory. Or, to be more exact, I believe it’s critical to understand – maybe more so than at any other point in our shared history in the U.S. – that there is only one race, the human race. There is no White race, no Black race, no red race, no brown race, no yellow race, no mixed race. There is one critical human race. That’s not a theory, that’s a fact.

Quisha King: And let’s talk about the success of black Americans in our contributions to this wonderful American society. Those things are important. We want all of those things to be taught, the good, the bad, the ugly. … Children need stable homes, and the best place for them is a home with a mother and father. We must teach the upcoming generation the importance of marrying, staying married, and learning from our mistakes. There is a high price to be paid when we neglect family structure that has existed from time immemorial.

Kimberly Klacik: Not all heroes wear capes. … This is a serious battle. Those that use common sense & logic verse those that speak/act before they think.

Kambree Kawahine Koa: If you allow the government to break the law because of an emergency, they will always create an emergency to break the law.

Kwadwo Kyeremanteng: When you come to my ICU, I treat you the same. We hustle. We do what we can to serve and get you through your illness. And to think that we would do anything less because of your vaccine status is atrocious. It is absolutely atrocious. … We’re better than this.

Mark Levin: From a perspective of character and morality, when we ask people to help us … and then we turn our backs on them, that is not acceptable. That’s not what Americans do.

Aaron Lewis: Am I the only one here tonight shakin’ my head and thinkin’ somethin’ aint right? … Am I the only one not brainwashed makin’ my way through the land of the lost who still gives a shit and worries ’bout his kids as they try to undo all the things he did?

Lara Logan: If Americans don’t force their leaders to do the right thing, they won’t. … US citizens are fighting through enemy lines to get to the airport. When they show their blue passport to 82nd soldiers at the gate, many are turned away & sent back to the Taliban.

Ronnie Lott: Survival does certain things. Justice does certain things. … A lot of times in this world you have to have the right compass … your belief and feeling in what’s right and wrong.

Glenn Loury: I don’t know all of the answers here, but I know that those victims had names. I know they had families. I know they did not deserve their fate. I know that black intellectuals must bear witness to what actually is taking place in our midst; must wrestle with complex historical and contemporary causes both within and outside the black community that bear on these tragedies; must tell truths about what is happening and must not hide from the truth with platitudes, euphemisms and lies.

Becca Lower: To paraphrase Shakespeare’s Macbeth, only a group of idiots like this would attempt to sell this narrative—which, in the end, is full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Syndie Ly: Parents are no longer complicit. We are strong, and we are growing. We will be holding you accountable.

Bill Maher: I’m sorry your professor said something you didn’t like. That won’t be a problem with the Taliban because you’re not allowed to go to school. In Saudi Arabia, grown women can be jailed for doing the kind of things we think of as routine without the permission of a male guardian. China rounds you up if you’re the wrong religion and puts you in camps.

Lindsey Marie: From now on, I refuse to be referred to as unvaccinated. I want everyone to now call me Pureblood.

Mike Markland: To my brothers and sisters who were there I made this for you and your family. When you have the lack of ability to explain all that happened in those two weeks, show them this. Stand tall and wear the last two weeks on your chest.

Maud Maron: I am pro-integration. I am pro-diversity. And also, I reject the narrative that white parents are to blame for the failures of our school system. … I believe that racial essentialism is racist and should not be taught in school.

McKayla Maroney: After telling my entire story of abuse to the FBI in the summer of 2015, not only did the FBI not report my abuse, but when they eventually documented my report, 17 months later, they made up entirely false claims about what I said. … Why are public servants whose job it is to protect getting away with this? This is not justice. Enough is enough.

Winston Marshall: The truth is that reporting on extremism at the great risk of endangering oneself is unquestionably brave. I also feel that my previous apology in a small way participates in the lie that such extremism does not exist, or worse, is a force for good.

Barrington Martin II: Crazy how black men don’t get the grace to think for themselves in this society.

Thomas Massie: I’m not a virologist, but I know how to read data! Everybody just needs to read. And don’t put your head in the sand.

Brian Mast: We need the military to focus on winning real wars, not culture wars. Joe Biden’s backwards priorities are costing people their lives in Afghanistan.

Alana Mastrangelo: The Party that believes men can get pregnant wants to control “misinformation” on the internet.

Jorge Masvidal: When you are winning Super Bowls, you don’t fire the coach.

Roxanna Maxam: This is not the state that I want my family, my nieces and nephews growing up in, so everything has to be put on the back burner for me ‘cause I’m pushing forward for them.

Lenny McAllister: Those holidays remind us of our greatness and command us to be greater in our future journeys. They make us laugh and make us reflect. This is a new opportunity to do the same now – leveraging the nudges from other events this weekend as guides to embrace the challenge to become better Americans within our changing times.

Jiennah McCollum: You can’t f— up as bad as he did and say you’re sorry. This did not need to happen, and every life is on his hands.

Kathy McCollum: That feckless, dementia-ridden piece of crap just sent my son to die. I woke up at four o’clock this morning, two Marines at my door telling me my son was dead.

Ronna McDaniel: Increasing evidence of double scanned ballots and mail-in-ballot irregularities in Fulton County raise alarming questions that need to be answered. Americans deserve elections that are secure, transparent, free, and fair.

Toni McFadden: There is nothing natural about taking the life of your own child. I do not care how empowering someone … may make it sound. The reality is I had no right to take the life of my innocent child for my own selfish gain. The last thing I would ever want for my beautiful girls is to believe that lie.

Douglas McGregor: Joint Chiefs Chair has no statutory authority over operational forces of any kind. That means that he is not in a position to order anyone in the armed forces to say or do anything. Can’t do it. He is preeminently the senior military advisor to the president. That’s what he is.

Sydney McLaughlin: I owe it all to God, my family and my team. I’m still in disbelief, but it’s truly just faith, trusting the process, and seeing my hard work along with the gift of God being put into action.

John McWhorter: Truly antiracist parents, in the name of love of their kids, should pull them from the Dwight-Englewood school as of next fall. Only this will arrest these misguided Elect parishioners from their quest to forge a new reality for us all.

Tamyra Mensah-Stock: I love representing the US. I freaking love living there. I love it, and I’m so happy I get to represent U-S-A!

Chelsea Mitchell: With every loss, it gets harder and harder to try again. That’s a devastating experience. It tells me that I’m not good enough; that my body isn’t good enough; and that no matter how hard I work, I am unlikely to succeed, because I’m a woman.

Susie Moore: Once you consider the possibility that the unique being formed at conception is a life — a human life — you can no longer dismiss its value. You can no longer nuance away its claim the most basic right of all.

Scott Morefield: If there ever was a time to face facts, it is now. Those of us who still have a degree of sanity left need to shout it from the rooftops: The war is over, and the virus won. It is here, it is extremely contagious, it is (sadly) deadly to some, and it’s NEVER going away. The best we can hope for is a semblance of herd immunity that helps control an endemic virus that – hopefully – will over time become more of a cold than a deadly pathogen.

Alycia Morell: We’re here because of the mandates, some of us are even vaccinated, but we’re fighting the mandate and we don’t want the children to have to be mandated for vaccines—so we’re fighting for everybody not just ourselves.

Piers Morgan: It made me sick to watch a once-male special forces combat veteran beat up a woman on TV. It’s time to stop this trans sport insanity before women start being killed.

Laura Morris: School board, I quit. I quit your policies. I quit your training. And I quit being a cog in a machine that tells me to push highly politicized agendas on our most vulnerable constituents: the children.

Van Morrison: I’m not telling people what to do or think; the government is doing a great job of that already. It’s about freedom of choice. I believe people should have the right to think for themselves.

Brandon Morse: But the anti-Trump narrative was born from a hardcore adherence to leftist politics, and CNN continued to cling to Democrats, more or less becoming a propaganda arm instead of a news network. … The problem of bias is so obvious and loud that across the sea, people are taking notice and laughing about it. … We live in a time where politicians seem to believe that they are the ultimate authority in the United States and that with a wave of their hand and a scratch of their pen, they can enact unassailable dictates that you have to follow. This is so far from the truth that you could fit a solar system between them.

Dalilah Muhammad: Sure, there are always things you want to do better. But you use this as a springboard to the next. This is not my last race.

Markwayne Mullin: It’s his fault. I wouldn’t have been over there, I wouldn’t have even thought about going, if it wasn’t for his failure. I wouldn’t have put my life in danger. I wouldn’t have put my kids and my wife through that. I wouldn’t have put anybody through it.

Deroy Murdock: President Joe Biden will go down in history as the architect of Every Weapon Left Behind. … These villains include al-Qaeda, whose killers are salivating over Biden’s virtual hand delivery of this mega-armory.

Dave Mustaine: Right now, what’s going on is tyranny. This is called tyranny. Look it up when you get home. And tyranny isn’t only in government. Tyranny right now is in the schools and tyranny is in the medical business. We have the power, especially us heavy metal fans, we have the power to change things.

Nasria: There’s been days, you know, where I think to myself, “Am I going to make it home? Am I going to end up living here? Am I going to end up dying here?”

Quang Nguyen: White nationalism didn’t drown 250,000 Vietnamese in the South China Sea. The Communists did. White nationalism didn’t execute 86,000 South Vietnamese at the fall of Saigon. The Communists did. White nationalists didn’t put me here. Communism did. … If we don’t stand up to teaching Communism to our children, we’ll lose this country.

Hooman Noorchashm: To mandate vaccination of any COVID-recovered American against his/her will is unscientific, unethical and illegal. @WhiteHouse U have overstepped and are operating in dangerous territory when it comes to already immune Americans. Cease and desist!

Novalee, a 9-year-old girl: I was told two weeks ago at this very meeting spot, no politics in school. … You can’t even follow your own rules. If you’re going to do that, why do we follow any rules we deem unfit or ridiculous? I’m not following your mask rule anymore then. Get the posters out of our schools. Courage is contagious, so be courageous.

Jennifer Oliver O’Connell: The aftermath of all this supposed “racial awareness” from corporations, the sports industry, and the music industry is, as the Texans say, “All hat, no cattle,” and ultimately has not gone well. … We will be watching for many days the fallout and death as a result of these “adults” who thought they knew how to run a country and manage chaos.

Russell Okung: Teach your children to be wise enough to listen to what a person is not saying. … Forget left and right. Chase freedom! … Teach your children to believe in themselves more than authority.

Burgess Owens: We have to keep in mind that July 4 is Independence Day for all Americans. I don’t care who we are, what background, and every culture has paid the price to make sure that that means something.

Star Parker: But let’s get to perhaps the most fundamental point. These are so-called political leaders that pretend to care about America’s poor. The last thing that America’s poor need is a slowed-down, sluggish economy, larded down by massive new government.

Dolly Parton: Every day, I ask God to help me lift people up and to glorify Him. That’s my mission, to lift mankind up if I can and to make people happy. If there’s any light shining on me, I’d rather direct it at Him.

Terry Paulson: If you want to destroy America, open our Southern border to all who want to come in. … If you want to destroy America, do everything you can to end our energy independence. … If you want to destroy America, stoke the fires of racial hatred in an already divided country. … If you want to destroy America, allow crime on the streets to go unpunished. … If you want to destroy America, keep calling for lockdowns and strict mask guidelines. … If you want to destroy America, allow congress to pass reckless deficit spending creating government dependence and rampant Inflation. … If you want to destroy America, establish the federal control of elections. … If you want to destroy America, project military weakness and failed leadership in times of crisis.

Julie Ponesse: My school employs me to be an authority on the subject of ethics. I hold a Ph.D. in ethics and ancient philosophy and I’m here to tell you, it’s ethically wrong to coerce someone to take a vaccine. If it happens to you, you don’t have to do it. If you don’t want a COVID vaccine, don’t take one. End of discussion. It’s your own business. … Nobody is promising that I won’t get COVID, or transmit COVID if I get the vaccine. … I’m entitled to make choices about what does and what does not enter my body regardless of my reasons.

Chris Pratt: We count the names of each fallen soldier lest they be countless. They are the good guys. They run to the sound of gunfire. They know pain and suffering we never will. They have given us the most free and decent society planet earth has ever seen.

John Provenzano: I was surprised by the rules. A lot of them didn’t make any sense to me, like the fact that we were not allowed to play on the playground or have student council—or turn to face each other at lunch. And we also have to wear masks outside at PE and on track. … It seems unfair teachers take their masks off while they yell at us kids and that we need to pull ours up. I asked my mom if there was a word for this, and she said there is: hypocrisy.

King Randall: I work with children that have been molested. They have been sexually abused, that have been starved at home, et cetera. These children don’t have anywhere to sleep. And I take them into my home and I make things happen.

Allyson Reneau: It’s a very narrow window of opportunity. I knew that if I didn’t run through that door now—it’s now or never. Sometimes you only get one chance. … I just want to say, Mr. President, if you can hear this message, we need more time. We need more time. Please give us more time!

R.R. Reno: If students can be traumatized by “insensitivity” on that leafy campus, then they’re unlikely to function as effective team members in an organization that has to deal with everyday realities. And in any event, I don’t want to hire someone who makes inflammatory accusations at the drop of a hat.

Ian Rice: Critical Race Theory is teaching that white people are bad. That’s not true. That would teach my daughter that her mother is evil.

John Rich: There are many conservative country music singers that just won’t say anything to push back against the ideologies that aim to erase what they care about. Why? You know why. I hope soon we see them start to speak up. The country music industry is out of touch with the audience. … Everybody’s got to stand up on their own two feet and not be afraid to express their opinions about what they see in the country. … The Declaration of Independence was not a strongly worded letter; it was not a bumper sticker; liberty or death was not some catchphrase. Because what is your freedom worth to you? Well, my boss might fire me. Well, you know what? Don’t quit. Make ‘em fire ya and get them on record that they fired you.

Korrina Rico: If you wanna save the state of California, you need to vote yes. I’m calling out all the influencers right now, September 14 is the day we need to recall him.

Michael Rivera: I like to stay at home. I don’t necessarily like to spend my time at school board meetings, but we have to do it. … According to critical race theory, my son should have white guilt and white privilege, simply because of the color of his skin.

Mark Robinson: We’ve got to run to the trouble, folks. And what is the trouble? The trouble is the Biden administration that is seeking to turn this country into a socialist hellhole. The problem is Antifa, that wants to roam the streets and beat you into submission. The trouble is Black Lives Matter. It claims to care about the lives of black people, but it’s turned a blind eye while violence in black communities is taking lives at a genocidal rate. They’ve turned a blind eye. That’s where the trouble is, and that’s what we’ve got to run to. … It doesn’t matter what color you are, what nation your folks hail from, or how much money you got. We all share the same name. We are Americans.

Paul Rossi: I refuse to stand by while my students are indoctrinated.

Mike Rowe: I want people to radically rethink higher education. Toward that end, I’ve always maintained that making a four-year degree less expensive is a great symptom, but a lousy goal. The better goal is to make a four-year degree less necessary than it currently is. That’s not an anti-education position. It’s a cry for rationality, proportionality, and common sense. The vast, overwhelming majority of jobs that require a diploma from a four-year school, should not.

Antonio Sabato, Jr.: May the beginning of the week bring along new hopes and new opportunities for you to touch new heights in your life.

David Samadi: A new study has concluded that children born and raised under pandemic restrictions have “significantly reduced verbal, motor, and cognitive skills” than those born pre-pandemic. This is one of the most concerning things I’ve read in quite some time.

Michael Savage: This is terror’s greatest victory in my lifetime and it’s directly tied to Biden. It’s his biggest blunder. And to make it worse, look at the sad performance of [Biden officials] like John Kirby and Jen Psaki putting on the lies, trying to gloss over the failures. All the world can see they are lying and smirking through it.

Stuart Scheller: And I’m not saying we’ve got to be in Afghanistan forever, but I am saying: Did any of you throw your rank on the table and say, “Hey, it’s a bad idea to evacuate Bagram Airfield, a strategic airbase, before we evacuate everyone.” Did anyone do that? And when you didn’t think to do that, did anyone raise their hand and say, “We completely messed this up?

Terry Schilling: You know, it’s tough to put my finger on what traditional is anymore. But it’s not your typical social issues. The real audience for this Big Family that we’re building here is anyone — parents, aunts uncles, grandparents — who is upset about what’s happened to their kids’ education.

Jim Scott: So people see you as a statistic and not really as an individual. And to me, one of the greatest cravings of the soul is individual significance. … Today, kids again are being taught that the color of their skin defines them—and if they look a certain way, they’re an oppressor. From colleges to corporations to our culture, people are making money and gaining power by pretending we haven’t made any progress. By doubling down on the divisions, we’ve worked so hard to heal. You know this stuff is wrong.

Tim Scott: I believe in God, the Constitution and Liberty. I believe America is the greatest country to have ever graced this earth and I believe the values she embodies are worth defending. I’m a living testament that hard work and perseverance—not government handouts—are the key to personal and economic success.

Ben Shapiro: Here’s the reality: If you don’t like lockdowns; if you don’t like mandates; look at the person who’s attempting to issue the lockdowns and the mandates; the person who’s attempting to control American business top-down, who’s attempting to control every school in America top-down. Maybe you should direct your anger at that person, not the person living next door.

CCG Shekinah: If the vaccine is so safe, why is the government threatening American citizens to take it?

Wendy Redlew Shrove: I think that’s really what gets me, what keeps me going is I am heartbroken for our children in California. We have got to get this man out of office.

Sinach: Waymaker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, Light in the darkness, My God, that is who You are.

Ty Smith: I worked for myself from off the streets to where I am right now, and you’re going to sit here and tell me this lie of critical race theory? … The reason why black folks can’t get ahead because of white folks? Are you kidding me? This is what we’ve come to? I can’t believe we even talking about this right now.

Nicole Solas: This is what they do. They smear people who ask them questions, who disagree with them, and it’s just a false accusation of racism that they use to bully you into silence. … Parents across the country have to start holding their school officials accountable. They are our civil servants. They work for us. They’re not supposed to be these tyrants in the classroom. We need to stop being afraid of retaliation.

Kevin Sorbo: It’s obvious America is a great country. America is still a pretty darn good place to live and a pretty darn good place to come to pursue your dreams. … How do people possibly think that socialism is a better way to live in a country that was created by individuals—not big government—it was created by individuals that made America great.

Thomas Sowell: I’ve seen no hard evidence. And, unfortunately, we’re living in a time where no one expects hard evidence. You just repeat some familiar words and people will react pretty much the way Pavlov’s dog was conditioned to react to certain sounds. … There are three questions that would destroy most of the arguments on the left: 1. Compared to what? 2. At what cost? 3. What hard evidence do you have? There are very few ideas on the left that can pass all three of those kinds of things.

Lavern Spicer: Access to the free and #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society, even if you disagree with their politics.

Dana Stangel-Plowe: Over the past few years, the school has embraced an ideology that is damaging to our students’ intellectual and emotional growth and destroying any chance at creating a true community among our diverse population. I reject the hostile culture of conformity and fear that has taken hold of our school.

Jeffrey Steele: I just wish if we were going to get into these conflicts, there was a true reason to be there and we had an exit strategy that didn’t leave these dead troops and people stranded.

Daniel Stock: I would suggest the reason we stilll have a problem is that we are doing things that are not useful, and we’re getting our sources of information from the Indiana State Board of Health and the CDC. Who actually don’t bother to read science before they do this. Everything being recommended by the CDC and the state board of health is actually contrary to all the rules of science.

Billy Ray Stutzmann: Based on my religious convictions, and after much thought and prayer, I am unable to follow the requirements of the Naval Academy’s Covid-19 policy, as it has changed these last few months. After applying for a religious exemption and attempting to further negotiate alternative working arrangements, I was ultimately relieved of my duties here at Navy. I continue to stand firm in my conviction of faith, but I understand and respect that each individual and institution has a choice on how they wish to manage these issues.

Carol Swain: It’s not about saving lives. If they were interested in saving lives they would close the abortion clinics. They are not interested in saving lives. And they are not interested in the elderly. And I think the cruelest thing that they are doing is isolating people in hospitals. Isolating the elderly.

Michelle Tandler: I tweet because my heart is breaking about what’s happening in my hometown. This is not how an American city should look and feel.

Tim Tebow: Thankful for the highs and even the lows, the opportunities, and the setbacks. I’ve never wanted to make decisions out of fear of failure and I’m grateful for the chance to have pursued a dream… And we know that…God works all things together for good.

Leo Terrell: I had to get away from the asylum. And guess what? I escaped, and I’m not going back.

Clarence Thomas: I will not be scared. I don’t like bullies. I’ve never run from bullies. I never cry uncle. And I’m not going to cry uncle today, whether I want to be on the Supreme Court or not.

Clay Travis: We teach our kids that facts matter; that’s why they go to school. The facts are these: Masks don’t work. There isn’t a single scientific data that has ever proven that masks work.

Tom Tugendhat: To see their commander in chief call into question the courage of men I fought with, to claim they ran. It’s shameful. Those who have never fought for the colours they fly should be careful about criticizing those who have.

Angie Ugarte: If you voted for and continue to support and stand behind the worthless, inept and corrupt administration currently inhabiting the White House that is complicit in the death of our servicemen and women in Afghanistan, please take your business elsewhere.

Soledad Ursua: We were attacked by a group yelling racial slurs, a white woman in a gorilla mask threw eggs. Yet @latimes finds a deceiving pic of us about to hug to confuse the story- a HATE CRIME was committed against a black man running for Governor of CA.

Xi Van Fleet: I’ve been very alarmed by what’s going on in our schools. You are now teaching, training our children to be social justice warriors and to loathe our country and our history. … Critical race theory has its roots in cultural Marxism. It should have no place in our school.

Lilit Vanetsyan: Don’t be afraid to speak out for your kids, because they are voiceless and they rely on you.

Alex Villanueva: When lives are at stake, I have to do something. And if you handcuff the local law enforcement in this case, the specific duties of the LAPD to not enforce the rule of law, well, bad things happen.

Nick Vujicic: I got kicked out of a bank, with no warning. It froze my credit cards, froze my debit cards. … They did a review of me as a client and they don’t want anything to do with me.

Scott Wagner: It seems that President Biden was hell bent on rushing out of Afghanistan – his ego and lack on information is going to prove to be very bad for the United States.

Herschel Walker: If you love America and want to make it better, Donald Trump is your President. He’s my President and I’m blessed to call him friend.

Matt Walsh: This is how Americans do it. We don’t wait for the government to save us. We take matters into our own hands and get things done. Alexis de Tocqueville recognized this as the genius of the American experiment.

Amanda Wannagar: I felt like I was in a cult and I was drinking the Kool-Aid.

T J Watt: This is the destruction of one of the grandest ecosystems on Earth. … When a forest like that is cut down, it’s gone forever.

Errol Webber: Hydroxychloroquine worked the entire time, and they knew it.

Jill Wheatley: No one climbs a mountain alone. … Adversity doesn’t look the same to everyone. It might not be traumatic brain injury or vision loss, but every human can connect to adversity, to vulnerability, to being open and authentic.

Anita “Lady A” White: And I think of all the musicians and singers that came before me, who played the chitlin’ circuit and who couldn’t go into hotels, couldn’t play in places. My mom, my grandmother and my great-grandmother who all sang, I owe them something, I owe them that respect because they instilled strength and encouragement and inspired me.

Jason Whitlock: Fear is the enemy of truth, freedom, and the American dream. … Fear is destroying America. It locked us in our homes, forced us to cover our faces, and forbade us to worship together for more than a year. It stole freedoms we took for granted. … I started rehab in December. I quit CNN and MSNBC cold turkey. They’re just too nuts. They’re too godless, too secular. Their religion is race and racism.

Andrea WidburgOur American system is based on faith. It’s based on faith in the Constitution—namely, that the government will abide by the limitations the Constitution imposes on it—and faith that our governing class, no matter what it needs to say to other nations in both peacetime and war, will deal honestly with the American people. A government that is unconstrained by the Constitution and truth is a danger to the American people.

Derrick Wilburn: I am a direct descendant of the North American slave trade. Both my parents are black. All four of my grandparents are black, all eight of my great grandparents, and all 16 of my great greats. On my mother’s side, my ancestors were enslaved in Alabama. On my father’s side, we were enslaved in Texas. I’m not oppressed and I’m not a victim. … I taught my children they are victims of three things: Their own ignorance, their own laziness, and their own poor decision making. That is all.

Allison Williams: This will be the first fall in the last 15 years I won’t be on the sidelines for College Football. My heart hurts posting this but I’m at peace with my decision [not to take any Covid vaccine].

Monty Williams: God will work this out. My wife is in heaven. God loves us. God is love. And when we walk away from this place today, let’s celebrate because my wife is where we all need to be. And I’m envious of that.

K.G. Wilson: To bring change we have to focus on what’s happening right here. That’s what’s going on. It’s time to speak the truth, but everybody’s afraid to speak the truth.

Amanda Wohletz: [The mask mandate] didn’t work the first time, it hasn’t worked in two years, so why are you going to keep making restaurants and bars suffer that have already suffered for so long. This is my livelihood. This is my staff’s livelihood. It should be my choice for my restaurant.

Robert L. Woodson, Sr.: Our nation doesn’t have to be defined by its birth defects. We can be defined by our aspirations and our promise.

Kory Yeshua and his daughter: My baby is going to know that no matter what she wants to be in life, all she has to do is work hard and she can become that. … Work hard! Even if you don’t know anyone, you can make friends. … Children do not see skin color, man, they love everybody.

Matt Zeller: I have been personally trying to tell this administration, since it took office, I’ve been trying to tell our government for years that this was coming. We sent them plan after plan on how to evacuate these people. Nobody listened to us. They didn’t plan for the evacuation of our Afghan wartime allies; they’re trying to conduct it now at the 11th hour.

Ryan Zinke: We got to learn to work together as a nation. I don’t think the biggest threats are Russia, China, or even Iran. I think it’s the division within this country.

ZubyMost people would rather lie to remain in the majority, than tell the truth if it means becoming a minority.

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The real heroes in this country are the heroes of law enforcement, are the heroes in military. Those are the people that are protecting our freedoms and fighting for us everyday and sacrificing the ultimate sacrifice—their lives to keep us free. — Colby Covington, UFC fighter

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