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Worst Quotes of the Week – July 2, 2022

“The reason we had so many overreaching regulations in our nation is because the church complied.  The church is supposed to direct the government. The government is not supposed to direct the church.  That is not how our Founding Fathers intended it.  And I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk that’s not in the Constitution.  It was in a stinking letter and it means nothing like what they say it does.”

Rep. Lauren Boebert, in a speech to parishioners at a Colorado church, referring to an 1802 letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist Association in Connecticut

The letter declared, in part, that the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution established a “wall of separation between church and state”.

“I do care. I actually do care to address that and I’m really shocked. I’m actually appalled that Fox News would take a defamatory story like that and we are pursuing legal action against this drag queen, I’m appalled that you would bring that up when you have not talked about our stolen election.”

Kari Lake, a former journalist and current Republican candidate for governor of Arizona, responding to comments she allegedly had made about drag queens

The subject came up during an interview Lake granted to FOX News’ Bret Baier, when Baier inquired about a “Washington Post” story stating that stated: ‘Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake who has attacked drag queens as dangerous to children attended the shows of drag queen Richard Stephens for 20 years and once hired him to perform at her home.’

“My job is to defend state law and I’ll continue to do that. That is my job under the Constitution and I’m certainly willing and able to do that.”

Kenneth Paxton, Texas Attorney General, about Lawrence v. Texas, a 2003 Supreme Court ruling that overturned a state anti-sodomy law and made all such laws invalid nationwide

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Happy New Year 2021!

“Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings.”

Jonathan Huie

“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.”

Alan Cohen

“To the old, long life and treasure; to the young, all health and pleasure.”

Ben Johnson

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

C.S. Lewis

“We will open the book.  Its pages are blank.  We are going to put words on them ourselves.  The book is called opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”

Edith Lovejoy Pierce

“You are never too old to reinvent yourself.”

Steve Harvey

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

George Eliot

“Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.”

Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Life is change.  Growth is optional.  Choose wisely.”

Karen Kaiser Clark

“Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.”

Germany Kent

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.”

T.S. Eliot

“Life’s not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it’s about doing, being and becoming.”

Mike Dooley

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”

Thomas Jefferson

“Many years ago, I made a New Year’s resolution to never make New Year’s resolutions.  Hell, it’s been the only resolution I’ve ever kept!”

D.S. Mixell

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

E.E. Cummings

“The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.”

Josiyah Martin

“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

Carl Bard

“This year, be structured enough for success and achievement and flexible enough for creativity and fun.”

Taylor Duvall

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go.  They merely determine where you start.”

Nido Qubein

“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve.  Middle age is when you’re forced to.”

Bill Vaughan

“As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.”

Criss Jami

“Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”

Helen Keller

“Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas.”

Charles Kettering

“New year – a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story?  Ultimately we write it.  The choice is ours.”

Alex Morritt

“Each year’s regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the new year.”

John R. Dallas, Jr.

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.”

Melody Beattie

“Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it.  Make your mistakes next year and forever.”

Neil Gaiman

“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.”

Vern McLellan

“You will never win if you never begin.”

Helen Rowland

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in.  A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.”

William E. Vaughn

“Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start over.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

Dan Millman

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.”

Henry David Thoreau

“Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.”

Guy Finley

“Every single year, we’re a different person.  I don’t think we’re the same person all of our lives.”

Steven Spielberg

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

Nelson Mandela

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Neale Donald Walsch

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Retro Quote – Thomas Jefferson

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

Thomas Jefferson

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