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  • Term Limits - the Time for Action is Now

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Feb 1, 2024

    As we mark the 73rd anniversary of the 22nd Amendment, which set term limits for the U.S. President, it is past time to act on the much-needed broader application of this principle – The United States Congress. The amendment was a bold step towards ensuring fresh perspectives and dynamic leadership at the highest level. It was deemed essential for the presidency; we must extend this wisdom to Congress. Our Founding Fathers had a vision for America's legislature that's far removed from the...

  • Iran Played Biden and the World Lost…Again

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Nov 1, 2023

    Let's not mince words: Joe Biden and his administration have been played like a Stradivarius by the Iranians and their proxy terrorists Hamas. Do you think the timing of the Hamas attacks on Israel was random? Think again. This attack was not only meticulously planned but also executed with the singular goal of causing maximum damage to Israeli society, timed perfectly to coincide with Simchat Torah—almost 50 years to the day after the Yom Kippur War began. How's that for Iranian planning?...

  • We Must Reclaim Our Global Leadership

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Oct 1, 2023

    America is falling far behind in the global arms race – specifically in the realm of hypersonic missile technology. With China and Russia making leaps and bounds, boasting speeds of Mach 10 and Mach 27 respectively, the United States finds itself in an unfamiliar, even precarious, position: playing catch-up. To truly grasp the magnitude of the challenge we face, it's essential to understand the sheer speed of these hypersonic missiles. Mach 10 is an astounding 7,672 mph, while Mach 27 is an...

  • Protecting American Soil: A prudent step in troubled times

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Sep 1, 2023

    Alabama ranks among the top three states in land owned by foreign interest, a startling fact that places at risk Alabama’s large number of vital military bases and facilities and, by extension, our national security. Our soil in the wrong hands can function as a base for spy operations, a safe haven for terrorist activities just to mention a few potential consequences. This unsettling reality has not gone unnoticed. Concerned citizen and Lafayette native Greg Lowery, whose family's...

  • America Needs Senator Tommy Tuberville

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Aug 1, 2023
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    As a former legislator and lifelong conservative Republican, I have come to understand the distinct and often harsh tone of politics in America. The game is played tough, and those who shy away from the hard tackles of debate and policy often find themselves on the sidelines. I have been in the trenches, and I know the quality of a true fighter when I see one. Today, I want to talk about a warrior of a different kind who has transitioned his battle from the football field to the U.S. Senate ...

  • Never Apologize for Being Right

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Aug 1, 2023

    We are once again in the middle of another absurd chapter of the liberal Democrats and their willing allies in the media attacking the values that most Alabamians live by. This time, the crosshairs are on Jason Aldean, targeted over his new song and accompanying video, "Try That In A Small Town." The charge, predictably, is racism and pro-lynching — a baffling claim considering the song makes absolutely no reference to race whatsoever. Instead, Aldean sings about the 2020 summer riots which,...

  • Safeguarding Parental Rights: A Cornerstone for a Strong America

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Jul 1, 2023

    Strong Republican conservative Kenneth Paschal introduced and shepherded through the 2023 Alabama legislative session a very important bill that is sorely needed in today’s world dominated by far left leaning institutions. This bill which is now law does one thing. It protects parental rights. Every State needs to adopt a similar law if it has not. As we navigate the complex landscape of modern society, one fundamental principle remains unwavering: the significance and importance of parental...

  • AN EPIDEMIC LIKE NO OTHER

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Jun 1, 2023

    Right here in the Heart of Dixie, amidst our rich traditions and enduring values, a somber shadow is being cast over our beloved Alabama. This specter is not of an external invader or a natural calamity, but a silent, insidious crisis sweeping through our communities, threatening our most precious resource - our youth. The teenage drug overdose statistics are not just alarming, they are a stark warning, a call to immediate action. Our bright, promising torchbearers of tomorrow are falling prey t...

  • THE FIST BUMP THAT WAS SEEN 'ROUND THE WORLD

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Aug 1, 2022

    On his 4-day trip to the Middle East, Joe Biden gave a new definition to Barack Obama’s foreign policy of “Leading from Behind,” and it is not good. “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World” refers to the opening gun shoot in April 1775 in the opening battle in our War of Independence from the tyranny of King George and the British Empire. Americans were seeking their God giving rights of independence. The fist bump seen round the world will be forever remembered as the greeting that Joe Bid...

  • Jamey Johnson ~ True Son of Alabama

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Jul 1, 2022

    Another milestone in Alabama’s illustrious country music history occurred when Jamey Johnson became an official member of the Grand Ole Opry. My wife Judy and I were very fortunate to be Jamey’s guest at this momentous occasion. This is an important exclamation point for the eleven-time Grammy nominated songwriter and true son of Alabama. Jamey is one of few musicians in the history of country music to win two Song of the Year Awards from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country...

  • Biden on a Mission to Destroy American Economy

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Jun 1, 2022

    Elon Musk is not a Republican. He was a registered Independent when he voted in California. He is not a conservative. His past political donations have included Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and California’s super liberal Governor Gavin Newson. Once big fans of the CEO of Tesla and his electric cars left wing liberal elites in technology, the media, and government now claim Musk is a supervillain in a class with their arch enemy Donald Trump. Why? It’s simple: He wants free speech; they...

  • Biden on a Mission to Destroy American Economy

    Perry O Hooper Jr|May 1, 2022

    Joe Biden has shown his true colors. He has sold us out lock, stock and barrel to the most leftist fringe elements of the Democrat Party. He now worships at the altar of the Green New Deal. In his own words, “No more subsidies for the fossil fuel industry; no more drilling including offshoren; no ability for the oil industry to continue to drill period. It ends.” Under President Trump, we had regained our energy independence much to the chagrin of the global elites. When he took office,...

  • The Time Has Passed for Smoke-Filled Rooms

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Apr 1, 2022

    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” No truer words have ever been spoken. I am worried that the Alabama Republican Party is forgetting the past and what events lead to the rise of their party in Alabama. The year was 1986. The Democratic Party was in control. It was time to pick a successor to George Wallace who had dominated Alabama politics for two decades. Lt. Governor Bill Baxley had been waiting in the wings since the early 1970s. He had served as Attorney...

  • Teaching of Critical Race Theory has no Place in Alabama Education

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Mar 1, 2022

    Critical race theory (CRT) is an academic discipline, formulated in the 1990s, built on the intellectual framework of identity-based Marxism. Among its claims, it teaches that the color of a person’s skin is more important than as Martin Luther King exalted “the content of a person’s character.” It is antithetical to all we believe as Alabamians. In August, the Alabama State School Board passed a resolution that banned the teaching of certain concepts or tenets that promote Critical...

  • Biden Makes History

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Feb 1, 2022

    Biden made history in his first year in office for all the wrong reasons. He has the worst approval rating in the history of modern polling for a President’s first year. When he first took office, he had high approval ratings and the Congress was controlled by his own Democratic party. It has been all downhill since. His presidency and definitely the country would be better off if after his inauguration had he just gone back to Delaware and slept for a year in his basement bunker where he ran...

  • Herschel Walker for Georgia and America

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Jan 1, 2022

    I am doing everything in my power to assure that Republicans take back the United States House and Senate in next year’s midterm elections. The road to taking back the Senate goes through Georgia and Herschel Walker. Herschel is a patriot, and he is running for Senate for all the right reasons. He loves America and he loves Georgia. When asked about why he is running by radio host Clay Travis he stated “My life ain’t about me. It’s about helping other people.” He knows that current...

  • I'm Proud to be an American ...

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Dec 1, 2021

    I am using this month’s column to pay tribute to an American singer and Patriot, Lee Greenwood, whose song “God Bless the U.S.A” has resonated in the hearts of millions of Americans since 1984. Greenwood recently attended a celebration in his honor at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. Lee Greenwood, a Grammy award winner, CMA award winner, ACM award winner and has achieved over twenty top 10 singles, was celebrated on Tuesday night October 12, 2021, at the Von Braun Center in...

  • Border Disorder

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Nov 1, 2021

    The self-inflicted crisis on the border may be Biden's biggest disaster which is saying a lot for an administration in total turmoil. The out-of-control U.S. - Mexico border disaster has sparked stinging criticism for the Biden administration from both Democrats and Republicans, which is a difficult political feat. When asked why he has not been to the border, Biden said he has been too busy with, among other things, foreign travel. He has made one single trip. He also stated he has spent time...

  • Joe Biden's Massive 9/11 Failure

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Oct 1, 2021

    Every 9/11 I take a moment, to reflect on that dark day in our history when we were blindsided by terrorists so evil that before this attack it was almost inconceivable what they were willing to do to innocent civilians in the name of Allah. It was also a day of unmatched heroism by the first responders and the beginning of a time of great unity and sacrifice as Americans put aside their differences. We were united in our country’s efforts to track down and punish those responsible for the...

  • Thirteen Heroes We Must Never Forget

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Sep 1, 2021

    As I watched 13 brave American heroes being brought home after being killed in Afghanistan, it was tragic and heartbreaking. All but one were in their early to mid-twenties. They choose to defend the homeland while many of their classmates are playing beer pong, hanging out at the beach and enjoying life without regard to the dangerous world we live in. They gave their lives for freedom and are shining examples of what it really means to be an American. They and their fellow heroes who...

  • A Six Trillion Dollar Budget is Complete Insanity

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Jul 1, 2021

    President Biden and the Democrats led by Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, self-avowed Socialist Bernie Sanders, have proposed an unbelievable $6 trillion budget for fiscal year 2022. This budget would have the federal government spend more as a share of the economy than at any other time since World War II when we were fighting for our survival as a country. According to the non-partisan Tax Foundation this level of spending would immediately slash economic growth while killing tens of...

  • Elise Stefanik is the Right Choice

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Jun 1, 2021

    Editor’s Note: On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, Republicans quickly voted to oust Cheney from her position. Stefanik was voted as her successor the following Friday. In February I authored a Resolution that was adopted by the Alabama State Republican Executive Committee calling for the removal of Never Trumper Liz Cheney from her position as Chair of the Republican Conference. Unfortunately, she is still in her position of power. With each passing day it is becoming more and more apparent that...

  • Joe Biden's Plan Not About Infrastructure but Big Government Control

    Perry O Hooper Jr|May 1, 2021

    Joe Biden’ Infrastructure Plan is not about Infrastructure but about a radical transformation of the entire American economy. This is what the world’s elites like to call “The Great Reset.” Joe Biden campaigned and was elected as a good ole moderate Democrat. He pledged repeatedly to work across party lines and reach a consensus on issues that all Americans regardless of party affiliation, can agree upon. He has governed however, just the opposite. As Professor emeritus of political...

  • The Double Standard has Completely Destroyed America's Trust in the Media

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Apr 1, 2021

    When completely unfounded and unverified accusations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Cavanagh came out of the blue, Senator Elizabeth Warren and other leading Democrats screamed, “They must be believed.” The left demanded an FBI investigation into decades old allegations. They held up the confirmation hearings from proceeding. They made speeches on the record from the Senate floor. They contended Cavanaugh was unfit for the court merely because of the accusations....

  • Court Packing: A Death Sentence for Democracy

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Mar 1, 2021

    In 1948, Winston Churchill warned that if we do not learn from history, we are condemned to repeat it. The United States has had a nine member Supreme Court for 150 years and it has served us well. Court Packing does not mean that the President replaces current Justices who retire or die. Court Packing means that the President and a Liberal Legislature adds seats to the Supreme Court until they are able to control the outcome of cases heard by the Court, thus imposing their political philosophy...

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