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Sat Feb 27, 2021, 07:18 PM

No, Josh Hawley: We don't hate America if we want to learn from history's mistakes

By The Kansas City Star Editorial Board
February 27, 2021

It’s not true, as Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley suggested in his fiery, “America First” Friday speech at the far-right Conservative Political Action Conference, that those who don’t agree with him don’t think we should have national borders. Or that we never stop proclaiming “how terrible our country is … founded in lies and evil.”

It is true, however, that it’s not a particular point of pride for us that America freed the slaves. Eventually.

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Part of pushing back against liberals, he told the crowd, “is reclaiming our history and saying it is good and we are proud to be Americans. We’re proud to have come to live in a country that started with nothing and became the greatest country on the face of the Earth. We’re proud to live in a country that liberated slaves.”

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We didn’t so much start with nothing as we stole what was here before we got here from Native Americans.

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Read more here: https://www.kansascity.com/article249560293.html#storylink=cpy

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Reply No, Josh Hawley: We don't hate America if we want to learn from history's mistakes (Original post)
catbyte Feb 27 OP
SeattleVet Feb 27 #1
Claire Oh Nette Feb 27 #2
catbyte Feb 27 #3
markie Feb 27 #4
Prof. Toru Tanaka Feb 27 #5
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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 07:25 PM

1. More from his speech:

“I’m here today, I’m not going anywhere and I’m not backing down, not a chance!” Hawley declared, his voice rising to a defiant yell. “I just want to say to those people who say to us, ‘Oh, you’re the past, your moment has passed, it’s over, it’s Joe Biden’s America now,’ we’re not the past, we’re the future, we represent the future of this country. We’re not going to back down to the woke mob, we’re not going to back down to the cancel culture, we’re not going to be told what we can say or do.”


It was better when put to music and translated from the original German:

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 07:40 PM

2. Straw Men

He's preaching against imaginary demons.

He's setting up straw men to knock down. He's boldly announcing he will not do what no one is actually asking him to do.

Except take responsibility for his own words and actions.


He is reason #98034752 why we need election reform. He should be governing right now. Not campaigning for an election four years from now. Never mind the whole seditious traitor thing.

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Response to Claire Oh Nette (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 07:57 PM

3. Actually, he should be indicted for fomenting an insurrection against the U.S. government.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 08:40 PM

4. freed slaves...... eventually

and who did we free them from? seriously Hawley?

...and "a country that started with nothing"? far from nothing... the early years of the United States were rich beyond imagination... lots of immigrants with their ideas and intellect, massive amounts of natural resources, fertile soils

and our Country WAS founded with many evils and we should never forget that

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 08:44 PM

5. "We're not going to be told what we can say or do."


Yeah, sure Senator. Try telling that to your cult leader Trump.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 09:12 PM

6. Hawley's a sniveling little worm

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