'Do you even know history?': Pompeo mocked for claiming it's 'dangerous' to teach America's 'racist' founding
Mike Pompeo is being roundly ridiculed after issuing a warning apparently about Critical Race Theory. The 57-year old Christian nationalist, former Trump Secretary of State, and likely 2024 Republican presidential hopeful has been trying to frame himself as the logical successor to Donald Trump. When that didn't work he swung to his comfort zone of being a hard core Christian conservative.
"If we teach that the founding of the United States of America was somehow flawed. It was corrupt. It was racist. That's really dangerous. It strikes at the very foundations of our country," an alarmed Pompeo decreed – forever cementing himself as an authoritarian propagandist.
Many on social media are mocking him, because there's no question that the founding of the United States was flawed and racist. The only question then is, how do we make it better?
@MaxKennerly @mikepompeo Pompeo still believes that part.— stay positive-test negative (@stay positive-test negative) 1625660784.0
Former Secretary of State argues that slavery was not flawed, corrupt or racist. https://t.co/NTlbJFuVzh— Walter Shaub (@Walter Shaub) 1625659212.0
The Founders themselves thought—and said!—that their founding was in some ways flawed. They argued after 1789 as be… https://t.co/4SWnvcfXKS— Bill Kristol (@Bill Kristol) 1625660503.0
Yes the founding of our nation via mass genocide and continued enslavement was flawless. No notes. https://t.co/SBKKkQVwkh— Oliver Willis (@Oliver Willis) 1625661643.0
@mikepompeo I still like "Run To The Hills" by Iron Maiden tho "White man came across the sea He brought us pain a… https://t.co/ShXdbIFgNB— Sec. of Swagger (@Sec. of Swagger) 1625511911.0
@mikepompeo 18% of Americans were enslaved by another American at the first census in 1790, one in six of us. Ther… https://t.co/5oYQtFL9Te— Corbly, Jon (@Corbly, Jon) 1625603798.0
America was so perfect from day one we only had to amended our constitution over two dozen times and, oh yeah, that… https://t.co/Lmip68YKMM— Dell Cameron (@Dell Cameron) 1625634574.0
should hear what christianity teaches about the first human beings https://t.co/yJDneiyc84— elizabeth bruenig (@elizabeth bruenig) 1625622253.0
I feel like we can admit there were some flaws and still survive as a country https://t.co/VdCsuP0Wxl— Matthew Yglesias (@Matthew Yglesias) 1625652201.0
Tell me you know almost nothing about American history without saying you know almost nothing about American histor… https://t.co/MVgRBMxo9t— Rep. Steven Woodrow (@Rep. Steven Woodrow) 1625662069.0
@mikepompeo The Founding was flawed, that's why there's 27 amendments and thousands of SCOTUS precedents to clarify… https://t.co/UxnTX8pdnR— nate bowling (collecting vaccines like Thanos) (@nate bowling (collecting vaccines like Thanos)) 1625638230.0
Bold move to come out against all of the amendments, but ok https://t.co/bfZCAdD0cV— Pwn All The Things (@Pwn All The Things) 1625660006.0
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