Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes.
Derek W. Black, a law professor at the University of South Carolina, writing against the spread of taxpayer-funded private-school voucher programs.
“People send their kids to private school for a variety of reasons that make sense for them as individuals – religion, status, unique opportunities and personal flexibility. But when it comes to public policy, government can do nothing better right now for students than to fully fund public schools.”
Republican Texas state Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, representing businesses over people on recently passed paid sick leave ordinances in Austin and San Antonio.
“I stand ready to introduce legislation that protects the rights of business owners and the best interests of the Texas economy.”
DJ Schanz, executive director of Utah Patients Coalition, in response to claims that Mormons’ freedom of religion rights would be infringed upon if medical marijuana were to be legal in Utah.
“The majority of LDS members support our ballot initiative so for them to cloak themselves in this self-righteousness they have that they can’t support this because of their LDS beliefs, I think is extremely, unnecessarily divisive.”
Bruce Kirk, Dean of Liberty University’s School of Communication and Visual Content, speaking to students at the university’s student newspaper after it brought the ire of Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr.
“Your job is to keep the [Liberty University] reputation and the image as it is. Don’t destroy the image of LU. Pretty simple. OK? Well you might say, Well, that’s not my job, my job is to do journalism. My job is to be First Amendment. My job is to go out and dig and investigate, and I should do anything I want to do because I’m a journalist. So let’s get that notion out of your head. OK?”
Texas Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, on the death of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, allegedly at the hands of an undocumented immigrant.
“The CNNs, MSNBCs, most of the print media in this country, and Democrats are all accomplices in the death of this young girl and the death of everyone else.”