Hawley’s version of US history misses the fact that the Constitution was developed as protected slavery and that emancipation did not occur until after the bloody Civil War, in which 11 countries tried to secede from the union to retain power over their own human beings.
This is not the first time Hawley has offered a unique interpretation of US history, as he opposes progressive efforts to counter the nation’s racist history.
Last year, he quoted the Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln̵
Hawley voted against the National Defense Authorization Act, a bill that finances the military because it includes a language to change the names of 10 bases named after the Confederates. These bases got their names during the era of segregation in the south.
The speech covers many topics from Hawley’s previous appearances on CPAC – including his call for the break-up of technology corporations. But he touched on other topics, including border security, an issue that catapulted former President Donald Trump to the White House five years ago.
All of these ideas were presented as elements of a “new nationalism,” which Hawley said would defend the concept of citizenship and prevent the “oligarchy,” a term for governing several powerful ones, from taking root in the nation.