By Paul DeMarco
There is no question Washington DC is broken. The far left has hijacked the federal government and the policies to put United States citizens first has fallen to the wayside.
So it is now up to the states to pass legislation to protect Americans, and Alabama is no different. Thus, we are now seeing bills being pursued in Montgomery that address national issues. There have been issues such as abortion and immigration that were taken up by members of the Alabama House of Representatives and Senate. Yet, there are more and more federal issues that state legislators feel the necessity to address at the statehouse to protect their citizens.
Legislation that prohibits China, and other countries of particular concern from purchasing property in the state recently won approval in an Alabama Senate Committee this past week. Another bill passed the full Alabama Senate that would prohibit the state from contracting with entities that restrict business with gun manufacturers, fossil fuel producers and other issues opposed by progressives.
There are additional bills targeting “woke” politics that have also passed the Alabama Legislature as well, including ensuring protecting women’s sports and children from being exposed to age inappropriate books. In the past, these are issues folks could not have ever imagined would have to be taken up by our lawmakers. The moral bankruptcy in our nation’s capital has forced national issues to the states and voters support these issues being taken up since there is no effort to find solutions in Washington DC.
Look for this trend to continue as the Biden White House fails to prioritize the interests of our Nation and puts politics first.
Paul DeMarco is a former member of the Alabama House of Representatives and can be found on Twitter at @Paul_DeMarco