The Gazette gave the op-ed a B. Nothing wrong with a B, but why not an A? A’s are better. Did they exaggerate, were some of their numbers inaccurate? Are the assertions untrue? No, no, and no.
Tightening election rules to ensure safe, secure, and fair elections is the job of state legislators – it’s what Iowans elected them to do. Our system is strong right now, but we can always make it stronger. We’ve seen the world change a lot over the past year and our elections system should change with it.
Two things are keeping you from rebuilding your party, not one. And you might be disappointed to find out that neither of them is the Iowa caucuses. Iowa Democrats’ most significant issues are 1. a profoundly flawed policy vision. 2. candidates deeply out of touch with the people they seek to represent.
Iowa leads the way in ethanol and biodiesel production—which means we literally fuel our nation and the world. There’s really no way around the fact that the radical environmental policies of the far Left will decimate Iowa agriculture. That’s why I will continue to be relentless when it comes to fighting for our state, and right now that means pushing back against the coastal elites who want to eliminate the need for biofuel and fundamentally change our way of life in the Heartland.
I am extremely pleased that my amendment, which would include assistance for those affected by high wind storms like last summer’s derecho, was adopted by the House Agriculture Committee. By reallocating some of the funds appropriated in the original bill to be used for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Wildlife and Hurricane Indemnity Program (WHIP), this legislation will help thousands of producers across the country who have suffered losses from natural disasters or severe weather — including floods, snowstorms, and droughts.
Iowa Republicans have introduced a comprehensive set of bills in the Legislature to strengthen and improve Iowa’s election and voting process. Opponents of the bills have take issue with the Republican-led effort. Most Democrats believe that any effort to strengthen or improve the election or voter registration process tantamount to voter suppression.
Protecting the lives of innocent children should be a top priority for politicians in Washington. I am proud to see that our duly elected Congresswoman, Mariannette Miller-Meeks, has taken a stand and chosen to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.
If we didn’t know any better, it would seem Axne has abandoned her campaign promise to appease her radical base.
The legislation she co-sponsored today would help ensure the Biden Administration cannot surprise Congress and the American people with executive orders that fundamentally change how abortions are performed and funded in the U.S. and abroad. Additionally, she has also co-sponsored key pro-life legislation, including the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires doctors to care for babies that survive abortion attempts.
Keep in mind: Over $1 trillion in previously allocated pandemic relief funds still have not been utilized. In their latest stimulus bill, Democrats have set their recommended levels and amounts of national debt to be an astonishing $41 trillion by 2030.
This out-of-control spending will eventually lead to skyrocketing interest rate payments — making it more difficult for the federal government to fund critical programs, including Social Security, Medicare, national defense, infrastructure and much more.
Liberals elitists, Teachers Union Activists and Democrats were up in arms this past week once Dowling Catholic School in Windsor Heights announced it was ready to vaccinate their staff for COVID19.
In just two weeks, the president has already signed over twenty-five executive orders. That’s significantly more than any president in recent history in this short amount of time. Even the New York Times Editorial Board called on him to “Ease Up on the Executive Actions.” Now, I fully understand that the power of executive order is often unpopular when your party does not control the White House, but when you set out to be the “unifier-in-chief,” one would hope that the actions you take would unify—or at least be a little more mainstream. The reality is, that’s just not been the case.
Iowa Republicans take their constitutional duties seriously and are particularly sensitive to attacks on the Electoral College, which they believe allows smaller states the representation they need to preserve a level of independence from the federal government. The great triumph of our Constitution is the deliberate and intricate balance of power it created between the states and the federal government, as well as between the three branches of the federal government. That balance prevents tyranny by ensuring that no individual or oligarchy can easily take control of the country.
Iowans are, of course, free to disagree with their votes, but it is irresponsible for anyone to claim that these votes show disloyalty to our country, the Constitution, our party, or the principles of democratic and republican government.