By Senator Marsha Blackburn –
When the great American experiment began, our Founding Fathers envisioned a nation that worked for “We the People” and enshrined that vision in the Constitution. But, when I talk to Tennesseans, it is clear that they no longer believe that those in charge of the federal government have their best interests at heart. Tennesseans are frightened for the future and beyond frustrated with an administration that has thrown away the Founders’ promises.
With Joe Biden and his Democratic allies at the helm, party priorities come first. Their attempts to satisfy the radical left have thrown the country into chaos.
This blind, unpredictable partisanship has all but destroyed any ability for Americans to plan for the future.
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Tennesseans feel hopeless–but what’s even more discouraging is that the left is doing this on purpose. The Democrats’ version of the “American Dream” is far from our Founders’ vision of charting your own path. To the left, the American Dream is an America dependent on the government.
The White House and Congressional Democrats may have thrown away the promise of “We the People,” but that doesn’t mean the rest of us should lose hope.
In Tennessee, I hear from families working tirelessly to make this country better for their children and grandchildren.
On Capitol Hill, I am embodying this Volunteer Spirit alongside my colleagues by pushing forward policies that will fix the problems caused by the left’s agenda. I am leading the charge to stop the inflationary spending spree and improve supply chains to help lower historically high prices. During National Police Week this year, I introduced a resolution supporting our police officers, backing border patrol agents, and calling on the White House to combat crime. Just last week, I championed a resolution celebrating Title IX and the importance of preserving equal opportunity for biological women.
Ultimately, the American people are suffering under the president’s failed leadership. Rather than blindly pushing ahead, Joe Biden and the radicals in his party need to remember the Founders’ promises, abandon their disastrous agenda, and start fighting for the future that “We the People” deserve.
About the Author: Marsha Blackburn is the senior United States Senator from Tennessee. A businesswoman, she is a member of the Republican Party. Blackburn was a state senator from 1999 to 2003 and represented Tennessee’s 7th congressional district in the U.S. House from 2003 to 2019. On November 6, 2018, she became the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate from Tennessee, defeating former Democratic Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen. She took over as the state’s senior senator in January 2021, when outgoing Senator Lamar Alexander retired. Follow Blackburn on Twitter @MarshaBlackburn and Facebook.