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Josh Hawley (r) [2016 file photo].

A few years ago:

Jason Kander @JasonKander
Patriotism isn’t about making everyone stand and salute the flag.

Patriotism is about making this a country where everyone wants to.
8:51 AM · Sep 24, 2017

Today, from the third senator from Virginia:

Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
Replace the lies with the truth! That’s what my Love America Act is all about. No more critical race theory in schools. Teach our kids the truth of who we are – a nation of liberators
6:33 PM · Jul 22, 2021

Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
The Left wants to teach our kids that America is systemically racist. That’s false and it’s meant to divide. It’s time to replace lies with the truth! America is a great nation of good people – and our kids should be proud of that. That’s why I’m introducing the Love America Act
6:20 PM · Jul 22, 2021

Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
It will require schools that get federal tax dollars to teach kids the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution & Bill of Rights, and the Pledge. These texts affirm the truths that unite us, and make us a great people.
6:20 PM · Jul 22, 2021

The first page of the United States Constitution [1787] – National Archives – detail

Uh, the Pledge of Allegiance isn’t a founding document. By the way, which version?

Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
No more critical race theory. No more hate. Let’s teach our kids what unites us as Americans – what we love together. Let’s teach them the truth
6:20 PM · Jul 22, 2021

As usual, there is much hilarity in the responses:

“And what unites as Americans in my world is complaining about Simon & Schuster canceling my book deal…”

Hawley when Jim Crow laws were enacted and when they had separate black and White dining areas was that racist?

Critical Race Theory is not being taught in schools!!!! It’s not!

Factual real history is taught and should be honored.

In that history are some things we cannot be proud of. But that doesn’t make them less important to look at and understand.

No whitewashing the facts.

Josh Hawley (r) doesn’t care.

Critical Race Theory is not taught in A SINGLE SCHOOL IN AMERICA. It’s presented to college students who have the ability to discern the information. Totally misleading…. AS USUAL

Putting a band aid and blinders on do not help solve our problems and unite us. Being honest and teaching our history, not a whitewashed history, and how we got to where we are is how we heal and grow together.

Ignoring prejudice won’t eliminate it. Ignoring hate doesn’t solve our problems. Turning our backs on issues is a plan for failure. Teach the truth. We can teach our children to face reality and they can still love our country

Wtf Josh, should we not teach children about the truth that there was slavery.. that the QOP has been hate mongering all through the last 2 years… just teach the truth good and bad..people can’t stick their heads in the sand

Like what you did on 1/6?

Sounds great. Let’s teach them the truth. All truth. Even the painful truth. Denying the racism that’s woven into our society isn’t teaching truth. Teach the truth. Allow our children to form opinions based on true history, not the whitewashed version you propose.

As a model for what you want schools to teach, can you begin with the history of how Missouri became a state?

What would you teach? Would you teach that Missouri’s first constitution prohibited the entry of free Negros and mulattoes?

“No more hate”… Does that mean LGBT are in or out? Hard to tell with you.

Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Why are you so against education & critical thinking? It’s not about division (unlike your rhetoric) it’s about taking an honest look at where we started, and trying our best to move forward.

Teaching history is not hate.

First. Critical race theory isn’t taught at our schools. Second, you can’t just pick and choose the history taught. History can be both bad and good. Our kids can take it!

Critical race theory isn’t taught in schools. It is usually taught as an elective in High level college classes. Stop fear mongering.

Dude who helped sell the big lie that the election was stolen and then incited a violent insurrection in an attempt to overthrow the government says what about the truth?

He lives in Virginia.

Hey man just a bit of feedback. You’re a fascist

Actually, a Fascist pig.

We could teach this to the indigenous people of America but we were united with so much love in the 19th century that we killed them all.

So we can’t teach US history, the good and the bad?

This isn’t even about teaching racism is it? You just want to close public schools and get money to your church schools. What are you so worried about? your kids don’t go to public schools.

Cite a primary source that substantiates your position on CRT. And please explain your reasoning.

“Faux News channel, fascist groupies” – protest sign, circa 2003- 2004.

None of what you listed is critical race theory, son. It’s history.

So a guy who should be in jail for insurrection is introducing a bill to teach what is already taught because a manufactured outrage like Chris Rufo’s Critical Race Theory stunt is dividing people, causing FOX News viewers to believe teaching American history is bad. Got it.

You don’t know the first thing about the truth.

Some of us don’t love insurrections.

You should learn the definitions of the words and phrases you use.

Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

The really frightening ones use it as a blueprint.

You know full well CRT is only taught in colleges, but far be it from you to be honest with your constituents.

You are the opposite of a uniter.

I thought you said that you want to teach kids the truth. Truth is, the US used slave labor to build. Then even after freeing the slaves, the government systematically denied them basic human dignity and rights. You want to teach fairy tales.

So the way to love America is to restrict criticism of it? #fascism

If you can’t handle the facts of slavery and racism in the United States, you’re not concerned with the truth. You’re only concerned with propaganda.

This is the most pie in the sky bullshit I’ve ever heard.

It’s in his nature.

You’re never going to be president, Josh.

There’s already a really low bar. Donald Trump. I rest my case.

Pigeonholing all public schools to say the pledge? Bullshit.


You take civics teaching which is already being done and legal theory and confuse people by misleading through lying about what is actually happening. Insurrectionist continue to foment for the over through of the constitution. You should resign.


Senator Claire McCaskill (D) – town hall in Warrensburg – Press Q and A – August 17, 2017 (August 17, 2017)

What passes for a flatbed truck at “…Yale, I think, or Harvard, one of those, one of those fancy ones…” (August 16, 2018)

Josh Hawley (r): throwing shit against the wall to see if anything sticks (December 30, 2020)

Josh Hawley (r): ladders and rakes (December 30, 2020)

Ladder Climbing 101: by the book (December 31, 2020)

Burning bridges (December 31, 2020)

Sedition, sedition…sedition (January 2, 2021)

What it is, is sedition… (January 3, 2021)

If you can’t stand the heat, trample people on your way to a live mic (January 3, 2021)

Nothing much going on. Why do you ask? (January 3, 2021)

The third Senator from Virginia (January 5, 2021)

Fascist pig (January 6, 2021)

What hath Josh Hawley (r) wrought? (January 6, 2021)

Josh Hawley (r): Dumbass (January 7, 2021)

Sedition is bad for business (January 11, 2021)

HCR 10 and HCR 11 (January 12, 2021)

Josh Hawley (r): “I no mye misoori constitutents our reely stoopit.” (January 14, 2021)

Ignite (January 15, 2021)

Campaign Finance: Dayam (January 16, 2021)

Penrose on Politics: Taps Closed to Insurrectionists (January 17, 2021)

Josh Hawley (r): Why not add “obstructionist asshole” to the list, it’s just one more thing, right? (January 21, 2021)

Penrose on Politics: Hawley’s Hallmark Moment (January 23, 2021)

Josh Hawley (r): looking ahead to 2024 (January 23, 2021)

After 17 days of silence (January 24, 2021)

Yeah, but those seven Senators didn’t pump their fists at insurrectionists immediately before the breach of the Capitol (January 25, 2021)

A shooting star elbow drop from the ropes (January 28, 2021)

Josh Hawley (r): you got your wish (January 31, 2021)

If Josh Hawley (r) steps in front of a microphone today we get six more weeks of sedition. (February 2, 2021)

On the wrong side of everything (February 3, 2021)

Penrose On Politics: Hawley’s Crybaby Tour (February 6, 2021)

You got that one right (February 8, 2021)

Senator “Raise My Fist in Sedition” (r) has an opinion (February 10, 2021)

Working on the galley proofs for that right wingnut welfare vanity press book? (February 10, 2021)

Penrose On Politics: Hawley’s Indifference (February 13, 2021)

Eric Greitens (r) is on line one… (February 13, 2021)

Penrose On Politics: Hawley’s Mail (February 20, 2021)

What is Josh Hawley’s (r) favorite whine? (February 23, 2021)

Again, we already knew that (February 26, 2021)

Offered without comment (March 2, 2021)

The people you pay $174,000.00 a year believe that all billionaires are in desperate need of their help and that you haven’t suffered enough (March 6, 2021)

Home every night (March 7, 2021)

Penrose On Politics: Huckster Hawley (March 13, 2021)

“They could never do more damage than you have already done.” (March 17, 2021)

Anybody see Josh Hawley (r)? (March 17, 2021)

SB 528: Wolverines! (March 24, 2021)

Long term memory loss (March 30, 2021)

A voice in the wilderness (March 31, 2021)

Secretly wants to join the “minutemen of the state” so he can wear a brown shirt (April 8, 2021)

Calling out ALEC? (April 12, 2021)

Slam dunk (April 13, 2021)

He forgot to raise a fist (April 15, 2021)

Offered without comment (April 15, 2021)

Uh… (April 20, 2021)

A low Bar (April 22, 2021)

Just because (April 22, 2021)

One of those fancy prosecutors (April 23, 2021)

The Gallagher of American politics, only without any of the humor, intelligence, or sophistication (April 26, 2021)

A grifter is only interested in taking your money, not at all in making any sense (May 1, 2021)

Josh Hawley (r): “As seen on TV!” (May 6, 2021)

Participation trophy (May 7, 2021)

Josh Hawley (r): an attempt at performance art (May 9, 2021)

“It read better in the original German.” (May 14, 2021)

Josh Hawley (r): This you? (May 22, 2021)

Too stupid to remember to breathe (June 23, 2021)

The government is spying on us through our toasters… (July 15, 2021)

It’s in his nature (July 19, 2021)