Quotes for the week

Jul 13, 1925, Clarence Darrow, an American attorney who represented John T Scopes in the so-called “Monkey Trial, where he opposed William Jennings Bryan, during the proceedings stated:

“If today you can take a thing like evolution and make it a crime to teach it in the public school, tomorrow you can make it a crime to teach it in the private schools, and the next year you can make it a crime to teach it to the hustings or in the church. At the next session, you may ban books and newspapers. Soon you may set Catholic against Protestant and Protestant against Protestant, and try to foist your own religion upon the minds of men. If you can do one you can do the other. Ignorance and fanaticism is ever busy and need feeding. Always it is feeding and gloating for more. Today it is the public school teachers, tomorrow the private. The next day the preachers and the lectures, the magazines, the books, the newspapers. After a while, your honor, it is the setting of man against man and creed against creed until with flying banners and beating drums we are marching backward to the glorious ages of the sixteenth century when bigots lighted fagots to burn the men who dared to bring any intelligence and enlightenment and culture to the human mind”

Apr 13, 2022, Nick Saban, head football coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide, at a press conference discussing college football NIL rules, said:

“I don’t think what we’re doing right now is a sustainable model,” Saban said. “The concept of name, image, and likeness was for players to be able to use their name, image, and likeness to create opportunities for themselves. That’s what it was. So last year on our team, our guys probably made as much or more than anybody in the country…But that creates a situation where you can basically buy players. You can do it in recruiting. I mean, if that’s what we want college football to be, I don’t know. And you can also get players to get in the transfer portal to see if they can get more someplace else than they can get at your place”

May 8, 2022, Glenn Close, actress, speaking to reporters from Entertainment Tonight about her role in the original file “Fatal Attraction” and its upcoming remake, said:

“I hope they tell her backstory, her side of the story…I mean, I would be flattered if it was the one that we came up with (originally), but obviously, I’ll be very curious…her character is a human being in need of great help. She’s a fragile person”

Mar 26, 2021, Brian Kemp, Governor of the State of Georgia, in a released statement about President Biden’s comments on the state’s updated voting law, said:

“It is obvious that neither President Biden nor his handlers have actually read SB 202, which I signed into law yesterday. This bill expands voting access, streamlines vote-counting procedures, and ensures election integrity. There is nothing ‘Jim Crow’ about requiring a photo or state-issued ID to vote by absentee ballot – every Georgia voter must already do so when voting in person. President Biden, the left, and the national media are determined to destroy the sanctity and security of the ballot box. As Secretary of State, I consistently led the fight to protect Georgia elections against power-hungry, partisan activists. As Governor, I won’t back down from keeping Georgia elections secure, accessible, and fair”