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"doug nowhere" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast

The Doug Collins Podcast

05:55 min | 1 year ago

"doug nowhere" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast

"Doug, nowhere else, nowhere else in life in the United States. Can you have your Second Amendment rights removed without a judge ruling through due process that you're endangering you would be in a danger to yourself or others? And we've got to get this stop. I've got it. I'm going to be like a pit bull on this one. Because I'm talking to the secretary and everything now, but it's a political issue that if you're inner city, they don't they just think all that you're just a pro gun guy. No, I'm a pro Second Amendment along with every other minimum. And having our veterans choose not to seek help from the VA because they're afraid of this has got to be straightened out. It is, and we're going to come back to the VA community here in just a little bit because it is one of the committees that is if you're out there and you're running for all of us, and I know there's folks who are running for Congress, running for others who listen to this podcast, you know, especially when I got folks like you all in there, you don't want to know the VA accounts for probably I know an hour off between that and social security accounting for like 65, 70% of our constituent services. I mean, that's what and it is amazing how many times I would go out and speak and I talked to veterans groups and I'd say, how many of you raise your hand if you know somebody that has never reached out and they need help? And it's amazing how many hands go up. But you didn't start in Congress. Yeah, it was not your first level. And I think actually, and I don't say this to fan anybody that has come straight off of business where everyone went straight to Congress and senator and Wales. That's fine. I mean, there's places where everybody. But I do believe that for those of us who have sort of if you would trudged in local office or in state office, there is a different mindset that you have. Not worse, better. It's different, especially in getting stuff done. And sometimes when a person comes in off the right directly to Congress, it's been in some kind of mode of anger of well, why aren't they getting this done? And I'm going to jump in and I'm going to blow the place up to try to get things done. But when you come up through local government and as I did, city state county, government, but then also 20 years in the state legislature, you understand that these jobs are jobs not of compromising your morals and beliefs, but finding common ground. And that's vitally important. And sometimes it'll cause you to pull your hair out sometime it'll cause you to throw fits. Sometimes it'll go in there. You know, yeah, we'll get to the fit in a minute. Yeah. And I'm still working on this. If my producer, James, we can find that clip. We're gonna put a little bit of that clip in here. But I want to go back to your career in Springfield because it's important today because you are among some and especially in the last four years of course, Republicans who came to Congress have had to learn what it's like to be in a minority. And which was I was there and you were as well when we were in the majority. So if you've never served in a minority bottom line, it's terrible. I mean, especially in the house, I talk about this all the time. The house is a pure democracy. It's a majority rule. You get one more vote the next, you got whatever you want. And speaker Pelosi understands that very well. But when you've experienced minority and you did in Illinois, I can't think of a more interesting place in Springfield, Illinois to be in the minority in a state that is so run by Democrats. Right. And not only that, remember, I came through and my first two years not only was I in the majority. At the time, the house had was controlled by the Republicans, and a lot of people don't realize this. 95 and 96 was in the years. House was controlled by the Republicans. Senate was controlled by the Republicans and there was not one single statewide office holder that was not Republican. We had total control. We paid our bills on a 28 day pay cycle. We actually passed good legislation. We were encouraging businesses to come to the state of Illinois. And then we went into the minority in the House, and then through a process over a few years lost the Senate, then lost the governorship, then lost because of scandals and everything like that, our long-term and deadness went from 20 8, 25 billion to a 133 billion by borrowing against the pension system by the rod Blagojevich, and I watched the 18 years that I was in the minority there, the state that I know what I love, spin out of control and instead of being a state that is drawing business in and growing is a state that once again, this year, we're losing another member of Congress. We're going from 18 to 17 members of Congress. Why? Because people are leaving the state for less taxation, better business opportunities, better job opportunities. And so, yeah, I mean, and the important thing about what you brought up and it's the same thing that we try to tell members that are coming in now. I'm going to throw a fed and you're either going to be my 100% for me or we're going to stop everything. You can have that attitude. And then you're going to be constantly in the minority. And by constantly being in the minority, what you don't understand is, is that in the majority, the bad bills that you said, well, we shouldn't have to vote. We shouldn't vote for those bad bills. Well, if you're in the majority, guess what? You don't have to because the power that be in the speaker is that those bills never see the light of day. That is.

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