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Issue: "Rejecting religious liberty," June 15, 2013

‘This evacuation is obligatory; it’s not voluntary.’

Chilean Interior and Security Minister Andres Chadwick on the evacuation of 2,240 people within a 25-mile radius of the Copahue volcano as the volcano became more active in late May.

‘If he really wants to close it, turn it into a government-funded solar power company. The doors will be shut in a month.’

Late-night comedian Jay Leno, on President Obama’s stated intention to close the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay eventually.

‘We choose not to walk as victims.’

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Dennis Jernigan, worship leader at First Baptist Church in Moore, Okla., during a prayer service following the massive tornado that hit the town on May 20.

‘Um, the Easter Egg Roll with my kids.’

Former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman, when asked at a congressional hearing why he visited the White House 118 times in 2010 and 2011. He went on to list additional reasons for the visits.

‘At a time we need resolve the most, we’re sounding retreat. … I’ve never been more worried about our national security.’

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., after President Obama’s May 23 speech on national security.

‘Our ambition is really to do as little as possible.’

Stockholm Chief of Police Mats Löfving, in an interview with the Swedish newspaper Expressen on the police strategy of dealing with Muslim immigrants rioting and burning cars in Stockholm.


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