The Real State of our Union

I always tell my kids, “You’ll never change anything you are willing to tolerate.”


Over the last two years, Joe Biden has proven that he is willing tolerate crisis after crisis while hard-working Americans suffer the consequences.


On Tuesday night, Joe Biden stood in front of Congress, and all of America, to deliver his State of the Union Address. He could have used his speech as an opportunity change course after years of hardship for Americans, but predictably, Biden doubled down on the destructive policies that got us here in the first place.


From his radical Green New Deal agenda and unhinged spending to a reckless open border and soft-on-crime policies, Biden’s tenure can be summarized in one word: failure.


Under Joe Biden, 64% of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck. The cost of gasoline, rent, groceries, and everyday goods have skyrocketed. Now, more than 60% of Americans believe we are on the wrong track, and it’s easy to understand why. 


Illegal immigrants are flooding across our southern border at unprecedented rates, allowing deadly fentanyl to pour into our communities and handing Mexican drug cartels an edge. Thirty-eight known or suspected terrorists have been caught trying to entire our country since October. That disturbing number does NOT include the over one million illegal aliens who have evaded border patrol since Biden entered office.


Our reliance on adversaries like Saudi Arabia and Venezuela for fuel has our hands tied. The president’s inability to show peace through strength sends a terrible signal to countries like China that wish to do us harm.


Mr. President, just because you ignore the hardship does not make it go away.


Our country allows for a system of checks and balances that ensures our experiment in self-governance remains the greatest in the world. As elected officials, it’s Congress’ job to hold our president accountable. 


The American dream is still alive and well in Oklahoma despite the heavy hand of Washington bureaucracy. Over the past two years, I have witnessed the grit and resolve of our farmers, ranchers, small business owners, and energy producers. They continue to succeed and innovate despite the challenges and burdensome regulation the Biden administration has thrown their way.


To address his crises effectively, Joe Biden must first take the blame. Hard-working Americans have had to make their dollar stretch farther than ever before, pulling from retirement accounts and compromising on what were once considered necessities. Despite Joe Biden’s words last night, American families know the pain he has caused them. For this coming year, I urge the Biden administration to begin governing with Americans’ best interests in mind.