"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will heal their land."
The end of Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's State of the State address, which is a quote from the Bible.
Tennessee Senate Democratic Caucus Chair London Lamar, regarding the shooting deaths of three children and three employees at a church-run school in Nashville on Monday. Republican lawmakers just last week voted down a bill, proposed by Lamar, that would have enacted more gun control in the state. (Chattanooga Times Free Press — March 28, 2023)
Jeff Bernauer, a resident of Huntsville, Ala., on why he does not support reparation movements across the U.S. Bernauer is among a large swath of Americans, about three-quarters or more of white adults and a majority of Latinos and Asian Americans, who oppose reparations. Overall, two-thirds of Americans are against cash payments to the descendants of slaves. Bernauer believes racism is a sin and says of course slavery was wrong. (NPR — March 27, 2023)
"I know that your every wish has been, and always will be, prosperity and happiness for the people of South Carolina."South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, accepting the resignation of Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom after a $3.5 billion error in the year-end financial report he oversaw. Eckstrom has held the position for 20 years; his resignation will be effective April 30. (NPR — March 23, 2023)
“Five years ago, this whole pronoun thing wasn’t a thing. It puts teachers in [a] very difficult position.”North Dakota state Rep. SuAnn Olson, regarding a bill that would prohibit public schools and state agencies across the state from referring to students and employees by any pronouns that don’t reflect their sex assigned at birth. The House approved the bill 60-32 with both Democrats and Republicans voting against the bill. (Associated Press — March 23, 2023)