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The Senator (r) doth protest too much, methinks.

Josh Hawley [2016 file photo].

This morning:

Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
Anti-Semitic “dog whistle”? Delivered at a conference organized by an Israeli Jew, to an audience of many Jewish-Americans, and from a guy who has been an ardent advocate of the state of Israel and the Jewish people? Nice try.
6:36 AM · Jul 20, 2019

“…Delivered at a conference organized by a[n] [far right wingnut] Israeli Jew…” Fixed it for you.

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It goes deeper than just an anti semitic dog whistle. The founders that crafted the political theory of the new nation, as seen in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, revered such Roman Stoic philosophers such as Seneca and Cicero and Marcus Aurelius. Ideas such as “All men are created equal” and appealing to “a decent respect to the opinions of mankind” and “let Facts be submitted to a candid world” are deeply Roman Stoic cosmopolitanism. The idea that human dignity is grounded in reason is deeply cosmopolitan. The idea that humans, all humans, by the mere fact of being human, are endowed with unalienable rights is deeply cosmopolitan. These are some of the aspirational ideals and principles of the European and American Enlightenments. These aspirational ideals are the legacy of the founding and our inheritance, first as human beings and then as citizens.

Hawley’s declaration that “It’s time we ended this cosmopolitan experiment” comes eerily close to “It’s time we ended this American experiment.” As Franklin said when announcing a new Republic, “if you can keep it.”

“…from a guy who has been an ardent advocate of the state of Israel and the Jewish people…”

Until it’s no longer convenient, right?


Senator Hawley (r) gives a speech (July 19, 2019)