rep. richard hudson

HUDSON: End of mask mandates backed by science, will of the American people

HUDSON: End of mask mandates backed by science, will of the American people

“Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” President Ronald Reagan warned us about the dangers of government overreach when he spoke these words back in 1981. Unfortunately, many of those in power today fail to heed them. Last Monday, a federal judge in Florida struck down President Joe Biden’s travel mask mandate, effectively ending mandates on public transportation. This was a momentous decision and a major victory in the fight to end all mask mandates nationwide. The ruling was met with great excitement and numerous airlines, businesses, and localities lifted their mask requirements almost immediately.…
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HUDSON: A season of hope

HUDSON: A season of hope

As we celebrate Christmas this week, I hope we are all able to take time and reflect on the true meaning of this holiday for all who celebrate it. In the Christmas story as found in the book of Luke, an angel appears to a group of shepherds. Speaking to them, the angel says, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2: 10-11). With the birth of Jesus came…
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HUDSON: They fought for us; let’s fight for them

HUDSON: They fought for us; let’s fight for them

Just before Veterans Day in 1983, President Ronald Reagan said, “Veterans know better than anyone else the price of freedom, for they’ve suffered the scars of war. We can offer them no better tribute than to protect what they have won for us.” On Veterans Day, we honor the best our nation has to offer. We honor those who served to keep America safe in times of peril. And we honor their families who have shared in their sacrifices. Without our nation’s veterans, we would not have the America we enjoy today. I can never thank them enough for their…
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HUDSON: Democrats’ reckless tax-and-spend scheme

HUDSON: Democrats’ reckless tax-and-spend scheme

President Ronald Reagan wisely said, “We don’t have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven’t taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.” Today, our national debt is an unfathomable $29 trillion, and President Reagan’s warning has never been truer. It’s no secret that President Joe Biden and Washington Democrats are addicted to spending your hard-earned money. Their so-called “Reconciliation Plan” is a prime example. This massive entitlement and climate change bill, a radical proposal written by Bernie Sanders, will transform our society into something we don’t recognize and will cripple our economy. Washington Democrats have been…
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HUDSON: Americans shouldn’t accept the status quo

HUDSON: Americans shouldn’t accept the status quo

On Feb. 2, 1977, President Jimmy Carter addressed the nation from the White House. He had been in office for two weeks and inflation was already beginning to impact American families. Famously wearing a cardigan sweater, he said energy shortages would be permanent while urging Americans to lower their thermostats to 55 degrees and make sacrifices. This address was followed by several years of hyperinflation, gas lines, and as President Carter called it, “a crisis of confidence.” By 1980, America was fed up and sent an eternal optimist and problem solver to the White House. President Ronald Reagan didn’t accept…
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HUDSON: Democrats’ ludicrous claim that most expensive bill in history will cost $0

HUDSON: Democrats’ ludicrous claim that most expensive bill in history will cost $0

Freedom is under attack. Liberal politicians in Washington think they know what’s best for you when it comes to your health care, what your children are learning in school, what kind of car you should drive, and how you spend the money in your bank account. Their reckless spending has already led to skyrocketing inflation. Unfortunately, Washington Democrats are doing everything they can to advance trillions more in government spending and new taxes that will transform our society and only make inflation worse. Last week, Democrats worked to advance their $3,5000,000,000,000 infrastructure bill. Only 10% of this bill goes to…
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HUDSON: Reagan’s warnings on inflation still ring true

HUDSON: Reagan’s warnings on inflation still ring true

“A President’s greatest responsibility is to protect all our people from enemies, foreign and domestic. Here at home the worst enemy we face is economic — the creeping erosion of the American way of life and the American dream that has resulted in today’s tragedy of economic stagnation and unemployment.” President Ronald Reagan said these words in 1982. However, they ring as true today as ever before. As the crisis on our southern border worsens and inflation reaches new highs, last week Washington liberals ignored these problems and continued their reckless spending spree. The House passed legislation which would once…
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