Maxine Waters Attacks The Declaration Of Independence On The 4th Of July

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Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters joined the woke brigade on the 4th of July with an anti-American rant that is certain to one-up Rep. Cori Bush’s claim that Independence Day is only about freedom “for white people.”

Rep. Maxine Waters, like many progressive Democrats who’ve become prominent figures in the culture war, have turned their backs on American values and have become champions of efforts to demand “social justice” over historical oppressions both real and imagined, further dividing the country between left and right.

In a tweet, Waters attacked the Declaration of Independence upon which the United States’ established its foundations as a sovereign nation free from the tyranny of the British monarchy.

“July 4th … & so, the Declaration of Independence says all men are created equal,” Waters began. “Equal to what? What men? Only white men?”

“Isn’t it something that they wrote this in 1776 when African Americans were enslaved?” Waters continued. “They weren’t thinking about us then, but we’re thinking about us now!”

Waters didn’t end her thoughts there.

She continued with an additional tweet suggesting that America was, and continues to be a racist country, mentioning election integrity laws and the Democrats’ inability to prevent their passage.

She also brought up the names of Black Lives Matter icons whose names have been held up as martyrs for the “defund the police” movement in the wake of George Floyd’s death last summer.

She wrote:

“Further, the Dec. of Ind. says we hold these truths to be “self-evident”… yet:

– 17 states have enacted voter suppression laws

– Supreme Court gutted Sec. 5 of the Voting Rights Act

– George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice

Need I say more? #July4”

Although Waters’ remarks received support from social justice activists, many on Twitter questioned her racially inflammatory statements.

“Everything is racist when Democrats can’t get their way, this lady is the biggest hate monger in this country, she spews hate and pulls the race card everywhere she goes, apparently everything is racism off it doesn’t fit the Democratic regime,” remarked one of her critics.

“I wish I was ‘equal’ to you, Maxine. I can’t step out onto the world stage & tell ppl to attack others & force them to leave public places. I’d be arrested. I’d also like to have your ‘rich privilege’. Must be nice to become a multi-millionaire off the backs of working Americans,” remarked another.

Waters’ inflammatory claims about Independence Day are in line with her calls for Black Lives Matter activists to get “more confrontational.”

In April, the Californian representative attended a racial justice rally in Minnesota where a black man, Daunte Wright, was shot and killed in a confrontation with police.


Speaking at the rally, Waters told the press that she believed activists have “got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”

Waters’ rhetoric comes in the wake of racially divisive efforts to promote Critical Race Theory in schools, academic establishments, the federal government, and the military.

Earlier this week, the nation’s largest teachers’ union, the National Education Association, declared its agenda for 2021 to promote Critical Race Theory and the widely debunked New York Times’ 1619 Project throughout 14,000 school districts in 50 states.

As detailed by Conservative Brief earlier on Sunday, Rep. Cori Bush, a progressive Democrat and member of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Squad” reminded her followers that the 4th of July is only about freedom “for white people,” adding that, “This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free.”

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