Congress is mostly an ugly pool of despotism and corruption.
Okay, “mostly” may be a bit harsh. But Congress has more than its fair share of ugliness.
There are a few bright lights in the House and the Senate though. In the Senate principled conservatives like Mike Lee (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Ben Sasse (R-NE) are doing the hard work of standing against corruption and big government, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
Recently, Sasse stepped out of the political arena and into the cultural one when he took on one of the leaders of the racist, white nationalist alt-right movement.
It started with a tweet from alt-right leader Richard Spencer:
In the minds of goober conservatives, the Russians are to blame for racial divisions. https://t.co/CzpGfL6u4M
— Richard ☝?Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) September 28, 2017
That simple comments sent Sasse into a “tweetstorm,” which he later admitted he was unsure of how to actually create a string of linked comments (or threaded comments):
Oh let goobers & nongoobers agree on this: Racists like you are to blame. But Putin's agencies also love using you as their divisive tool https://t.co/DaD4XaNvI5
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) September 28, 2017
“You don’t get America. You said: ‘You do not have some human right, some abstract thing given to you by God or something like that.’ Actually, that’s exactly what America declares we do have: People are the image-bearers of God, created with dignity and inalienable rights.
Sadly, you don’t understand human dignity. A person’s skin, ancestry, and bank balance have nothing to do with their intrinsic value. This declaration of universal dignity is what America is about. Madison called our Constitution ‘the greatest reflection on human nature.’
You talk about culture but don’t know squat about western heritage — which sees people not as tribes but as individuals of limitless worth. The celebration of universal dignity IS our culture, and it rejects your ‘white culture’ crybaby politics. It rejects all identity politics.
Sometime after moving back into your parents’ basement, you knock-off Nazis fell in love with reheated 20th century will-to-power garbage. Your ‘ideas’ aren’t just hateful, un-American poison — they’re also just so dang boring. The future doesn’t belong to your stupid memes.
Get a real job, Clown. Find an actual neighbor to serve. You’ll be happier. Have a nice day.”