Conservative political commentator, author, and host of the Dinesh D'Souza podcast discussed Representative Cori Bush's outlandish statements on the legacy of the Fourth of July, where she falsely insisted that the holiday is only for "white" people to celebrate as black Americans remain enslaved.
In a tweet on Sunday, Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) wrote, "When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they're referring to is for white people. This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free."
Dinesh D'Souza argued against Representative Bush's claims and reasoned that black people in America are held under "mental captivity" at the hands of the Democratic Party, but not from American oppression.
"July 4th for me had this sort of double meaning, a sense of mixed emotions. You might say it’s because I look around and look at the way in which the left is trashing not just our culture, not just our founding faith, but trashing our institutions one after the other," D'Souza said. "And ultimately, if you think about the architecture of the American founding, it was a building of institutions."
"We have two fundamental concepts in the founding. The concept of civil rights, but also the concept of civil liberties. Civil rights of course has to do with anti-discrimination. It has to do with all men are created equal. But civil liberties has to do with our basic ability to speak our mind, express and practice our faith, freedom of conscience, freedom of assembly, a freedom of private space, no unreasonable search and seizure."
"It is a paradoxical to say the least that civil rights is being invoked now by the left. They've canceled civil liberties. We're systematically racist, and therefore we have to ban hate speech. And of course, hate speech here isn't really hate speech. If you think of what the digital sensors are doing, they're not censoring hate speech. They're censoring differences of opinion and differences of opinion and the expression of those differences is critical to democracy."
"Our founding experiment is in trouble," D'Souza added.
D'Souza went on to argue against the comments made from Representative Bush and asked, "In what sense is Cori Bush not free?"
"I'm trying to wrap my head around this concept of blacks aren't free. In what sense is Cory Bush not free? Is she not free to go about her business? Is she not free to speak her mind? Is she not free to cast her vote? She's in Congress!"
"She has all the freedoms that the founders listed and yet she feels unfree," D'Souza added.
"In a way, I guess she's right," D'Souza said.
"She is a captive of a mental prison created in the inner cities by the Democratic Party. Holding if you will, not just African-Americans but other minorities to a certain kind of subjection…But there's a large part of the country that doesn't want this kind of subjection. That wants to live in the same spirit of freedom that the founders intended. We are the true heirs of 1776 and we better not forget it."
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