We must remain vigilant in protecting the nation from threats abroad. As a parent of children who have served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, I strongly believe the brave men and women who risk their lives on a daily basis to safeguard the liberties and freedoms we cherish deserve our full support.
The United States must also support the personal freedoms of those abroad, and work with our allies to ensure that foreign powers who infringe upon these integral rights are held accountable for their actions.
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Excerpt: Local farmers had a chance to share their thoughts with the Congressman for Michigan’s 4th District on Friday. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, toured Andersen Brothers, a centennial farm in rural Blanchard, and met with constituents to discuss agricultural issues, such as food labeling and environmental standards, as well as concerns about ISIS and refugees.
Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland) speaks on the House floor about his opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran.
Successful diplomacy requires statesmanship, a mutual benefit and a commitment toward peace.
None of these elements are part of the Administration’s deal with Iran.
On statesmanship, this administration’s acquiescence has been met with Iranian hostility.
Just this week, the Ayatollah said Israel would be destroyed within 25 years.
Words matter and we cannot discount Iran’s dangerous rhetoric.
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Today, Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland) joined Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) in calling on Iran to release Amir Hekmati of Flint. Hekmati has been held prisoner by Iran for three and a half years. Moolenaar met with Hekmati’s family today on Capitol Hill.
“Amir Hekmati’s perseverance during three and a half years in captivity is inspiring. Amir’s family misses him dearly and he should be allowed to come home to Michigan and reunite with them. It’s time for the Hekmati family to be with their son and brother again. Iran should release Amir immediately,” said Moolenaar.