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‘Christian Nationalism Founded American Democracy,’ Senator Josh Hawley Tells National Conservatism Conference

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Josh Hawley speaking at NatCon 4. Screengrab via YouTube @National Conservatism

United States Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) advocated for Christian nationalism during his address at the National Conservatism Conference on Monday (July 8).

Other speakers included Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Al MohlerDouglas Wilson, Senator JD Vance, and Vivek Ramaswamy, among others.

Referencing St. Augustine’s “City of God,” Hawley, who is a professing Christian, told attendees, “We are a nation forged from Augustine’s vision.”

“A nation defined by the dignity of the common man as given to us in the Christian religion,” he continued. “A nation held together by the homely affections articulated in the Christian faith: love for family, love for neighbor, home, and country.”

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“I’m sure some will say now that I am calling American a Christian nation,” he added. “And so I am.”

Hawley continued, “And some will say that I am advocating Christian nationalism.”

“And so I do,” Hawley replied.

The Missouri Senator then posed this question, “Is there any other kind worth having?”

Defending Christian nationalism, Hawley said that the “nationalism of ancient Rome led to bloodthirst and conquest. The old pagan tribalism led to ethnic hatred. The empires of the East crushed the individual and the blood and soil nativism of Europe in the two centuries led to savagery and genocide.”

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“By contrast, Augustine’s Christian nationalism has been the boast of the West,” he said, adding that it has been “our moral center and it has supplied our most cherished ideas.”