Yesterday’s news of State Sen. Jim Carlin’s decision to run for the United States Senate seat up for election in 2022 has prompted a predictable attack from the left-wing news website, “Iowa Starting Line.”
Carlin has been among the most vocal supporters of President Donald J. Trump since the 2020 election. And for that, he is labeled a “MAGA Conspiracy Theorist.”
Yet the majority of Republican voters do not believe Joe Biden won the election fairly. Carlin has been clear and direct in his support for President Trump and desire for election integrity.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, who currently holds the seat up for election in 2022, voted to certify the Electoral College results and later said that there is “very little opportunity” for Trump to lead the Republican Party and that he was “looking forward to what (Joe Biden’s) agenda is.”
Carlin spoke on the floor of the Iowa Senate earlier this session about his concerns over the 2020 election results.
“Are you free,” he asked. “The government has taken away every vestige of our personal privacy. Our free speech is being attacked. If you don’t think so, ask President Trump. The moment he lost the election they took away his free speech on every media platform immediately.”
During that speech, he noted that he is someone who believes there was widespread fraud in 2020.
“Representative government never got a fair hearing,” he said. “So, we have these things contextually to consider and to wonder — is the loss of freedom being incentivized by the course that we are presently on?”
“We were given an inheritance of freedom by those who fought our wars here and abroad, by our founders, they paid for it at great price — their own blood. We have a duty to teach our children about freedom, the price and responsibility of freedom. We have a duty to make sure they get the same inheritance we got.”
Carlin said tyranny is not at the door, it’s in the house.
“It would seek to redefine America as a nation no longer free,” he said. “To make freedom appear evil and to make slavery a virtue. They will undoubtedly call us names. They will undoubtedly dehumanize us and degrade us. We will be told to cling to our guns and our Bibles. None of these things, none of the mockeries should move us. Because no justification should deny law-abiding citizens the right to keep and bear arms.
“We have a commitment to keep to one another and to our children. This bill is part of keeping a commitment to freedom. Our children’s freedom.”
In November Carlin spoke at a Stand With President Trump Rally held in Sioux County.
Carlin was one of four state legislators to speak at the event.
He said that this “truly is the fight of our generation.”
He implored those in attendance to stop acting like they’re dealing with honest people. He admitted voter fraud is very difficult to prove, but asked why Mark Zuckerberg would pay $400 million into the hands of officials who preside over elections. He asked why George Soros spent millions to fund the campaign of county attorneys across the country. He asked why Ilhan Omar was engaged in ballot harvesting in Minnesota. He asked why we’re not requiring voter ID and signature verification. Why deadlines for the acceptance of ballots changed in the last year.
“And the greatest travesty, why we allow mail-in ballots that cannot be verified,” he said. “Why? Why would you get rid of state-mandated signatures? Why? Months before this election, that happened in Pennsylvania.
“Why forbid Republican observers from watching the ballot count? I’ll tell you why, this is planned. This whole thing was planned and orchestrated for months before it ever took place. We have to deal with that reality. We’re dealing with dishonest people who want to control and manipulate, define and shame us into silence and submission at the cost of our constitutional freedom and self-determination.”
Carlin discussed President Trump’s warning prior to the election about the likelihood of fraud.
“Was he right? It sure looks like it,” Carlin said. “The guy never left his house generated three million more votes than Barack Obama in 2008 or any President in history.
“We can’t be naive and foolish enough to believe that this process is not without flaws — that it is not subject to corruption. It obviously, clearly is. They have created and have now institutionalized fraud. And you know what they do? They criminalize us over policy differences.
“We’re called deplorable. We’re called irredeemable by a woman who ignored a federal subpoena for 30,000 emails and bleached her own server. Criminals are calling the innocent criminals.”
Mainstream media, social media and Hollywood all work to marginalize and degrade Trump supporters, he added.
“Why? To silence us,” he said. “To take away our voice. And now, their intimidation has now reached the point where violence is acceptable. Now violence gets a pass from these people. What does this mean to our children? Submit to us or we will hurt you. That’s what we’re giving them. If you want to know where they intend to take our children, look at what they’ve done.
“These people see truth as a threat. They don’t want you to have the truth because truth threatens their power and control over us as a free people. They don’t want it because it limits them.”
“Who wants to limit where and how you can travel under the Green New Deal? You know what that means? They get to define where you go and how you get there.
“Who wants to take away your Second Amendment rights/ Who wants to forbid free speech on college campuses? Who demands more tax dollars from your paychecks and from fixed-income seniors? Who refuses to define a baby as a human being? And you know, somehow, every time you disagree with these people you’re something less than human. And they want to define you. They refuse to acknowledge the boundaries of your self-determination.
“Here’s an ugly truth — whoever defines you is God to you. You want to know what they want to do? They want to be god and it’s time we said to them, who made you god? Who made you god, right? Is that why you took Him out of your national platform? Is that why you cringe at the name and mention of Jesus Christ? Maybe, I think so. Jesus made us to be free and He made us to be individuals.
“Our liberty is under siege and we can’t and should not sit back and passively watch what’s going on. Passivity is acceptance. It’s affirmation of those things we know to be morally wrong. We’ve witnessed its effects on our culture for the last four decades.
“We were given an inheritance of freedom.”
And we are to make sure it is given to our children and grandchildren. Carlin implored those at the rally to urge every congressman, senator, state legislator and governor to stand in unity with President Trump.
“So that we have transparency so that we have a real election,” he said. “Because if we don’t, we are betraying our children and we are betraying their freedom and the generations to come.
“This is a war. This is an ideological war. Our freedom, our dignity and our humanity is at stake. Ronald Reagan said 40 years ago we must fight, if we do any less, if we don’t meet this responsibility, we’re selling our own children and their freedom into slavery. None of us can live with that, that’s why we’re here.
“So please, whatever you can do, stand up for your boundaries, your dignity and tell your legislators. Get engaged any way you can and if you can’t think of a way ask God and He will give you a way.”