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America needs another 9/12th moment
Congressman Jerry Carl This past weekend, countless people across the globe paused to remember and honor the lives lost in the deadly terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. This day marked the deadliest attack on American soil in the history of our nation – nearly 3,000 innocent civilians and first responders lost their lives at the hands of radical terrorists aimed at destroying America.One thing we learned that day, and…
These are the times
Congressman Jerry Carl During the Revolutionary war Thomas Paine started one of his famous pamphlets with the phrase, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” He made the case that the Colonies should be free from the British who taxed everything from slaves to molasses. One has to wonder what Mr. Paine would have to say about the times in which we live.A simple comparison between 1775 and today…
Our Afghanistan veterans fulfilled their mission by keeping America safe for the last 20 years
Congressman Jerry Carl Since the United States entered Afghanistan in 2001, there have been more than 2,300 U.S. military deaths, as well as civilian deaths, in the fight against the Taliban, ISIS, and multiple other terrorist organizations. Last week, we saw this number grow by another 13 when American servicemembers assisting in the Kabul evacuation efforts were killed as a result of a horrific terrorist attack. This was the deadliest…
Democrats’ tax and spend spree
Congressman Jerry Carl It should be no surprise to anyone that Washington, D.C., has a spending problem – our national debt has been out of control for years, and nobody in Washington seems to care a lick about getting it under control. When I ran for office, I frequently made the point that Washington has a spending problem, but not a revenue problem. The federal government already collects insane amounts…
President Biden is to blame for Afghanistan
Congressman Jerry Carl Over the weekend, people across the world watched as President Biden allowed the Taliban to take control of more than 20 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces. Within a matter of hours, the Taliban took control of the U.S Embassy in Kabul, seized the presidential palace, and began firing on the Kabul Airport as thousands of Americans, Afghans, and other innocent people in the area desperately fled for their…