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Rep. Wesley Hunt to Counter Pride Month with Resolution Designating July ‘American Pride Month’

Breitbart| by Joshua Klein | June 26, 2023

In response to “the Biden White House, woke corporations, and the media” celebrating “PRIDE” for an entire month, Texas Republican Congressman Wesley Hunt is slated to introduce a resolution designating July “American Pride Month” aimed at celebrating America.

The resolution, which is to be introduced on Friday, would provide an opportunity for the country’s entire population to celebrate American pride during the whole month.

According to the resolution’s text previewed by Breitbart News, July will be dedicated to “celebrate, memorialize, and increase awareness of the monumental achievements of the United States of America and the countless number of patriots throughout her history which have made this nation the last best hope of earth.”

It also calls for bringing “American exceptionalism back into the spotlight” and teaching American youth “what it means to be an American.”

Throughout July, Hunt revealed he would be posting pro-America tweets daily, along with the hashtag #AmericanPrideMonth, as part of a social media campaign to honor the United States.

In a video for the campaign given to Breitbart News ahead of its public release, the clip calls for doing a “better job of getting across that America is freedom.”

“Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of enterprise. And freedom is special and rare. It’s fragile,” the narrator states.

It also urges teaching history “based not on what’s in fashion but what’s important.”

In an exclusive statement to Breitbart News on Monday, Hunt cited former President Ronald Reagan in highlighting the importance of educating our youth and providing them an identity.

“In the words of President Reagan, ‘If we forget what we did, we won’t know who we are,’” he stated. “In Reagan’s final address to the nation, he warned us what would happen if we ceased teaching future generations about our history and most importantly, what it means to be an American.”

However, Hunt, who after West Point spent eight years in the Army as an Aviation Branch Officer and AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter pilot, lamented how things have developed lately.

“Unfortunately, in recent years, we have witnessed Reagan’s warning become a premonition,” he said. “Our country is terribly divided, and woke ideology has replaced American pride with cultural tribalism.”

In that light, he suggested dedicating a month to celebrating pride in America.

“If the Biden White House, woke corporations, and the media can spend an entire month celebrating ‘PRIDE,’ then they can also spend the entire month of our nation’s birth celebrating American Pride,” he argued.

He also noted how he and his family “served this nation in combat,” and how “American exceptionalism means something to me.”

“And I want it to mean something again to future generations of Americans,” he continued.

The congressman concluded by explaining that American history is worth celebrating.

“Only in America can the great-great grandson of a slave become a United States Congressman in a handful of generations,” he stated. “That progress is worth celebrating. That history is worth teaching.”

Source: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/06/26/exclusive-rep-wesley-hunt-to-counter-pride-month-resolution-designating-july-american-pride-month/

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