Last Updated on September 14, 2022
A Missouri Senator reaffirmed the importance of Christianity in American political discourse while speaking at the National Conservatism Conference.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) told National Conservatism Conference attendees “without the Bible, there is no modernity. Without the Bible, there is no America.”
Left-wing publication Salon described Senator Hawley’s speech to be “more like a sermon.”
Hawley began his speech by describing how the rights of man come “not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.”
“We are a revolutionary nation precisely because we are the heirs of the revolution of the Bible,” Hawley added before criticizing the Left for trying to suppress the link between the Bible and American culture.
The Missouri Senator believes Leftists are working to “remake” the country with their progressive agenda which will hurt “the inheritance of the Bible.”
“What they particularly dislike about America is our dependence on biblical teaching and tradition. What they particularly dislike about our culture is the Bible. And now they want to break that influence for good,” Hawley continued.
Describing attendees at the National Conservatism conference, Saurabh Sharma, a conference committee member and the president of the American Moment, said “a national conservative is someone who’s actually serious about the challenges facing the country right now, someone who’s not epistemically closed off because they’ve been in the conservative movement for 50 years and think the same things that solved some real problems in the Reagan era are going to solve the problems we have today.”
“They’re people who look with fresh eyes at the problems we’re facing instead of repeating the same old tired dogma,” Sharma added.
Watch Senator Hawley’s speech below:
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