Opinion Pieces

Rep. Gohmert: Why I Will Never Bow to the Anti-Truth Mob

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Rep. Gohmert: Why I Will Never Bow to the Anti-Truth Mob After years of Democrats’ and Never Trumpers’ non-stop vicious lies and smear campaigns against Donald Trump and the legitimacy of his election back in 2016, Washington elites have now decided it is undemocratic, and even dangerous, to raise legitimate concerns about election integrity. They want to silence and destroy anyone who does not c...

Ensuring Pay for Our Military

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Under current law, if a budget impasse prevents Congress and the White House from funding the government, and a government shutdown occurs, our men and women in uniform would not be assured of being paid. They would continue to perform their patriotic duties and, in many cases, put their lives on the line for our country. But their paychecks would be in limbo until Congress and the president could...

FDR's Unconstitutional D-Day Prayer

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On June 6, 1944, the long awaited efforts to establish a beachhead in northern Europe finally came to fruition. Many have seen actual film footage of the carnage. Many watched the Longest Day or Saving Private Ryan and think they know all about the anguish of those who gave the orders for that day. Most do not know the full depth of concern for the commander-in-chief and the top Allied commanders....

Raising the Debt Ceiling: Republicans' Last Stand

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For fiscal year 2007, the last year for which the Republican majority was responsible for the budget, Republicans were properly berated by Democrats for being so irresponsible as to run up a $160 billion deficit. After President Obama took office, those very same beraters found it perfectly acceptable to spend upwards of $1 trillion more than we took in. Last year, in fact, they ran up a breathtak...

The New Obama Stimulus and Tax Tango

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Later today, the House is expected to vote on HR 4853 -- the “Tax-Cut-and-Stimulus” package that President Obama recently negotiated with the Senate. Since this so-called compromise bill that would extend the current tax rates for two years first came out, I have had very mixed feelings about it. On one hand, keeping the current tax rates the same will help avoid a potentially disastrous downturn ...

Stop the Al Queda Civilian Trials

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David Guinn, my Constitutional Law Professor at Baylor Law School, used to say, “The Supreme Court is the only federal court in the country that does not owe its existence and jurisdiction to the United States Congress.” The U.S. Constitution in Article I, Section 8 says that the Congress shall have the Power “to constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court.” Article III, Section 1 says, “Th...

Health Care: The HSA Solution

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The current level of spending and growth in health care cost will soon bankrupt our nation, with the latest full year numbers showing that tax dollars spent in 2007 on Medicare grew to more than $430 billion, and almost $330 billion for Medicaid. That year, these programs cost the federal government an average of $9,200 in tax dollars for every household in America, and that number increases daily...

Hate Crimes Bill Infringes First Amendment Rights

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The new Federal Hate Crimes bill, which is about to pass the House, intrudes on First Amendment freedoms of speech and religion. It’s another great leap forward on the “gay rights” agenda. We’ve been sliding down this slope for too long. When I joined the American Bar Association, I understood it was about making better laws and lawyers. It wasn’t supposed to have a social agenda, left or right. ...