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On abortion, we cannot remain silent
For most of the history of our country, it was widely accepted, as I firmly believe now, that life begins at conception, that we are all fearfully and wonderfully made in God’s image. The thought of prematurely ending a pregnancy was considered in stark, unreconcilable contrast to the principles of our founding of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Support for the rights of the unborn was not a…
We deserve the whole story: Investigate the investigators
It is fitting that last week, now-former Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced his resignation and return to private life and his shuttering the office of the Special Counsel. Just the day before his announcement, I filed a bill to get some real transparency from those who undertook this costly, wasteful, and pointless investigation and to ensure that something this unnecessary never happens again. I have read the entire Mueller Report…
All who have gone before
War-time letters throughout our nation’s history can offer us a window into the personal sacrifices of our fighting men and women. Perhaps one of the most famous was by Major Sullivan Ballou of the Second Rhode Island Infantry, written just before the First Battle of Manassas in the Civil War. In it, he talks of his love for his wife, Sarah, and his deep devotion to the cause for which…
Give them an inch, and they’ll take your rights
Last week I had the great experience to join my colleagues in a little friendly competition at the Congressional Clays Competition hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus. It was great to express our Second Amendment rights with some healthy rivalry, but it reminded me of those in this country who cannot express this right freely. Our Founding Fathers enshrined the right to keep and bear arms in our nation’s Constitution.…
Stop the crisis: Close the loopholes
Since Democrats took control of the House of Representatives, they have turned a blind eye to infanticide, promoted overregulation of American businesses, and sought socialist measures in the United States, oftentimes at the expense of the taxpayer. They have also made it clear that they stand for open borders by ignoring the ongoing crisis at the southern border. In the past five months, we have read story after story of…