Capitol Briefing – Gabe Firment

For me the beginning of a new year has typically been ushered in with a spirit of hope, optimism, and a sense of excitement as we close the book on an old year and look forward to starting a new chapter in life. However, I must admit that I am finding it difficult to capture that same of feeling of hopeful expectancy as we enter 2021. The December 29th death of 41 year old Congressman-elect Luke Letlow just days before he was to be sworn in as our new 5th District Congressman has cast a pall over the final days of 2020 and has dampened the sense of anticipation and renewal usually experienced with the start of the new year. There is no doubt that 2020 has been a year that has caused many of us to reflect on our own mortality and to examine our lives in light of eternity.

In addition to the continuing coronavirus pandemic and the at times overzealous governmental response to the virus, we are also facing an apparent Biden presidency with promises of radical socialism, attacks on Christian values, and an economic plan based on “green energy” and leftist climate change initiatives that have the potential to destroy our state’s economy. The outlook becomes even bleaker when one considers the Biden/Harris agenda to curtail our 2nd amendment rights and open our borders to unfettered immigration with illegal aliens often afforded greater rights and privileges than American citizens.

Perhaps there is no greater threat to our nation today than the rampant and flagrant election fraud that is documented to have occurred in several “swing” states that appears to have potentially stolen the election from President Trump and disenfranchised millions of American voters who placed their faith in the integrity of our election process. As free citizens we must be assured that every single vote counts in our Constitutional Republic that was founded on the democratic principles of justice, liberty, and equality. Please know that I take this matter very seriously and I have sent letters to members our congressional delegation urging them to prayerfully consider all legal and constitutional remedies available to them leading up to the formal certification of the Electoral College votes for President on the afternoon of January 6, 2021. There is too much at stake to allow the Presidency to be obtained by illegitimate and illegal means. We cannot allow a biased media, Orwellian tech companies, and unscrupulous political operatives to steal this election from hard-working, middle class Americans.

Although 2020 was a challenging year, it was also a year in which my family was abundantly blessed by the Lord: our second grandchild was born, my wife and I were infected with covid-19 and experienced only minor symptoms, and I have had the great honor and privilege of serving as your District 22 state representative for almost an entire year. During my campaign in 2019 I promised to cast votes prayerfully, to be accessible to everyone, and to work tirelessly on your behalf. I have done my best to keep those promises and will continue to do so for the next 3 years or for as long as God and the people of District 22 grant me this amazing opportunity.

In closing, let us remember that as Christians we can maintain joyful hearts even as we walk through the valley of the shadow of death because we serve a risen Savior who conquered pain, death, and evil once and for all on Calvary’s cross. We can take comfort in the words of the heartbroken and grieving prophet Job who proclaimed of God that “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted”. And perhaps no promise of God rings louder and truer today than Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”. Happy New Year and God Bless!

7 thoughts on “Capitol Briefing – Gabe Firment

  1. There has been zero that was overzealous about govt response to this pandemic. Mostly, no response. If there had been a prompt response, we wouldnt still be waiting on vaccines. This badministration refused the genome in March and even refused the extra 500M Pfizer BioNtech doses offered earlier. Yes, now they requested more and will probably be mid year before we get them. Don’t listen to what they say, watch what they do.

  2. How can you be overzealous during a pandemic? To wear a mask? To avoid unnecessary public contact for a while? The loss of Mr. Letlow has really saddened me and should be a warning to you. What a shame that his death cannot be a lesson. Very sad. You have done nothing except to lie about everything of value. The only thing overzealous in this badministration is the continued attack on our democracy and our decency.

    • Vicki, the statement made was “In addition to the continuing coronavirus pandemic and the at times overzealous governmental response to the virus” and it goes on to talk of other things we face in 2021, but you, as usual choose to put your own spin on what he says. When he says the overzealous governmental response to the virus, have you not heard of the zealots in DC who believe you should wear a mask if you go out into your own back yard, or even worse, if you are working in your own home, you should have your mask on. The closing of small businesses when it is proven that a very small percentage of COVID was passed from one to another in these businesses, yet the large box stores were allowed to stay open, with no limits as to how many people could be in those stores. Schools are closed when children have shownI very few symptoms of even having COVID, in fact we never know that some children have it, and they are not harmed. Are we dumbing down the children of the USA for no good reason.

      I believe there is overzealous actions by the government. We should be told the problems of COVID, told what we can do to prevent catching it, set some rules for entering retail establishments and such, and we should allow restaurants to open with limited seating, and precautions taken. It is wrong to shut down businesses in America, force people to lose their life savings that they invested in these businesses. I could believe this of some other countries in this world, but it is really hard for me to understand that the USA would do this to people who have make our nation what it is today.

      So yes, Vicki, I hope that you will slow down, put on your thinking cap for 5 minutes and realize that a person who is not very smart can easily be overzealous during a pandemic. There was not one mention is this article about wearing a mask or social distancing, but that is where you want to take it, not even thinking about your fellow dems who have put up these other ridiculous ideas. Think, just 5 minutes, see if it helps.

  3. So thankful for you! Please continue seeking the Lord in your decisions! Appreciate your service to the people of Louisiana!

  4. Happy New Year!!
    You have expressed many of my concerns for our country.
    I am happy to see we have someone like you representing this country with the love of the USA and God.

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