Senator Doug Mastriano | Lion’s Den Interview

I had the opportunity to speak with a 30-year veteran, now the Pennsylvania State Senator, Doug Mastriano. Who’s been fighting, probably the loudest in the state of Pennsylvania to reopen the state & get PA back to work.

mean just it was a long haul it was a
great time served with so many beautiful
people it’s been simply amazing let’s
talk about your experiences over there
I’m sure you had scary times I don’t
care who you are I’m sure you’ve seen so
much what experiences did you take from
there they’re helping you do your job
now as an elected official I’m not going
to call you a politician today there’s a
negative connotation especially in this
environment for any a politician but but
your elected official what experiences
are you taking
the key thing that I saw this you know I
did not deploy to the Balkans I don’t
want people who deploy but I supported
the mission I went there many many times
spent a lot of days there supporting the
mission and that that one in particular
struck me because that was a civil war
and then I look around at the atrocities
ever committed and you know people that
want to say maybe we need something like
a civil war in America like you you’re
nuts we don’t want that in here
and the
other thing is is just how precious rare
and valuable our freedoms are we take it
for granted every day we wake up you
know you and I can talk and I worry
about the police monitoring our speech
at this moment anyway and we could
liberalize normally and do we want to do
except now and so when I come back I
retire from the Army I’m reflecting on
my career I’m about to go on an
interview with another guy a couple
years ago when I was just leaving the
army and I was before we were recording
I’m complaining about how I’m handing
over the country and state in pretty bad
shape to my son and this young man
looked over and he said well Colonel do
something about it and I’m like oh man
because normally Colonels and generals
are offered you know a nice package by
the federal government to continue to
serve and as a civilian because they say
best so much in US and I thought about
that I had all these excuses like hey I
don’t like politics I don’t have the
money I don’t have the connections I was
prohibited for thirty years while I was
then officer which is a good thing from
being involved politically but he was
right it’s like we need to do something
about it so you know I ended up running
and winning and so I bring with me or
all the thoughts of the sacrifice and
deaths and deployments of all those I
served with here the heroism of so many
the fear that came with it the
uncertainty in life and that’s why I’m
the leading voice of opposition to
governor cuz he has no idea what he’s
doing and those willing accomplices in
the population there’s those busy bodies
that want to go in and oppress you wear
your masks social distance they have no
idea that they’re nothing but useful
idiots for this bad agenda here to
destroy our country and everything is at
stake and we’re about to lose our
freedoms if we don’t stand up and resist
can you tell us some other some other
pieces of legislation that you’re
working on right now in Harrisburg yes
so there’s a couple things here that are
interesting I I together with Senator
Argyll and Schuylkill County we have
legislation and to require the General
Assembly the house has Senate every ten
days to renew emergency order Senator
Kim hill at a Westmoreland County she
has legislation for constitutional
amendment to limit its every 30 days
those are important to sew up right now
and so we need to get those moves so we
can’t have a governor willy-nilly
declaring a 90 day emergency and then
renewing it on this side of control
right now in the middle of a second
emergency order going through September
on this can you imagine this if he gets
away with it
I mean we’re gonna see what happens for
sure well senator thank you for being on
the let then I appreciate it I
appreciate your time you heard it from
the senator every vote matters
I’ve listened this year to a lot of
things I’ll be voting I suggest everyone
to vote whichever way you feel you think
this country should go senator thank you
so much for your time I wish you the
best luck in your upcoming election and
thank you for everything you’re doing
for reopening say the Pennsylvania thank
you for giving the people a voice here
and our lives do matter and what we do
echoes across the generations end to
eternity so this everything’s at stake
for our children and children’s children
we gotta win this fight and together we
will we must thank you senator have a
good day I appreciate everything thank
you bye-bye to be encouraged and be bold
and courageous here a lot of us say call
my vote doesn’t matter my voice doesn’t
matter and and I prove that together you
know with my online chats hear that we
created a movement of thousands of
people last month I reached about three
and a half million people many of those
people have been engaged their Senators
reps and pushing them to do the right
thing a lot of times these these
politicians have been doing this all
their lives here they lost our moral
compass but when the people rise up and
start pushing them I had one of the
senior guys tell me okay you call your
people off be now we compelled him to
force a vote on us here we can make a
difference together and so if I happen
to be the voice right now the people
here to fight for our freedoms here let
we gotta stick together as he as I
Benjamin Franklin said there in the
revolution if we don’t hang together
we’ll hang separately so we gotta hang
together and win this fight

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Republican Issues (Sean Parnell)



I will fight to keep taxes as low as possible, protecting your earnings and your freedom, and slash regulations to get DC off the necks of Pennsylvania job creators.

I’m from a union family and understand how important unions have been to middle-class families in Pennsylvania. I will always support middle-class working families and defend their rights in the workplace.

After decades of being beholden to OPEC, we are finally energy independent. A net energy exporter, in fact. We need to keep it this way. Fracking creates jobs and keeps us free. I will support Pennsylvania’s energy workers – and I won’t let my party betray them.


Our veterans are the best of us. When they raise their right hand and volunteer to serve our great nation, they do so knowing that they may give their lives in defense of our freedom. When our veterans come home from distant battlefields, they deserve to be thanked on behalf of a grateful nation, but that gratitude must not stop there. Our leaders need to work relentlessly on their behalf to ensure they’re given a fair deal on the home front. They fought for us; now it’s our turn as American citizens to fight for them.

I will never forget the dedication and sacrifice of our nation’s warriors. Veterans who fought and bled for this country should not have to fight and bleed for the healthcare and benefits they were promised. Veterans willingly chose to serve this nation during a time of war; they deserve the right to choose where to get their healthcare. If you like the care you receive at the VA, great. You can keep it. If you don’t, then it should be your right as a veteran to choose where you want to go.

Veterans who deploy to defend the streets of America should not have to return home to sleep on them. I will fight to ensure our veterans stay off the streets and in jobs where they can provide for their families and live the American Dream that they bled to protect.

Election Integrity

As we look at what happened in 2020, we need to work to make sure the voters never again have a reason not to have faith in our electoral process. We need to increase transparency and security to prevent voter fraud by making sure signature verification is taking place on mail-in ballots and promoting stability in the process. There should be no changes by unelected bureaucrats or activist judges within 60 days of the election. Our election workers have a great deal of responsibility and changing the rules of the game on them by proclamation within 60 days places unnecessary burdens on them.


There are those who spend their time and energy trying to tear our police officers down. They attack them for the uniform they wear. They use their positions of power to advocate for defunding the police and demonizing them, while every day, our police walk out their door to keep the people of their communities safe from those that wish to do us harm.


America is still the greatest nation in the history of the world. While the radical left is trying to silence free speech, transform our institutions, and roll back our constitutional rights, I will always fight to defend the country I love.

Strengthening our military

As someone who has served in fierce combat, I know firsthand the importance of making sure our troops are supported and well-funded. We need to ensure our military is the strongest fighting force in the world and is used to defend Americans from our enemies, NOT to police every corner of the earth. At the same time, we need to be fully funding our military budget. China and Russia are not backing down, and we need to be prepared to defend ourselves should the need arise.

SECond amendment

“…The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed…” I will fight like hell to protect the right to keep and bear arms, and I reject the notion that society is somehow guilty because a criminal commits a crime. We do not need more gun control laws, we need to enforce the laws we have and give resources to those whose job is to enforce those laws.


I have a pre-existing condition. This is personal to me. I will always protect people with pre-existing conditions and make sure they have the same access to quality health care.

I want Americans to have the freedom to choose a healthcare plan that fits their needs. The best way to drive healthcare costs down is to get people jobs, allow insurance companies to compete across state lines, and allow small companies to band together to get lower rates.

I will defend the good health benefits Pennsylvania’s labor unions have won through negotiation – and fight the liberals who try to take these benefits away.

I believe the more insurance companies have to compete for your business, the more affordable healthcare will be, and it will ultimately empower all Americans to pick a customizable plan that works best for them.


Securing the border is a national security issue, it’s an illegal drugs and guns issue, and it’s a human trafficking issue. We need leaders to admit this is a crisis. President Biden’s failure to acknowledge the problem he created shows the lack of sincerity in addressing our nation’s border security.

If there are members of either party that are serious about fixing our immigration system, I will gladly work with them. But first, we must secure the border.

I will stand up against those who want to open our border and continue to allow for policies like sanctuary cities that circumvent federal law to exist. Those positions are out of step with what the majority of Pennsylvanians believe, and I will always put Pennsylvania first.

fight for the unborn & the supreme court

I am pro-life, and will always vote to protect the unborn. As a US Senator, I will vote to confirm judges who share that view. I will strongly support pieces of legislation like the Born Alive Act, and believe Joe Biden’s decision to revoke the Mexico City policy undermines our moral leadership worldwide.

I disagree with packing the court or confirming justices that will legislate from the bench. We are a country of laws, and the judiciary should enforce them as they are written, not create policy.


It’s simple, Social Security and Medicare should be protected. People have paid into the program their whole lives, and at the end of the day, they have earned it, and they deserve their Social Security and Medicare at retirement.