What is America? The Constitution, apple pie, bald eagles? A strong sense of community and unity, a melting pot, or rugged individualism? A land of opportunity, with freedom and justice for all? There are almost as many opinions about what defines America as there are Americans — but Arizona Senator Wendy Rogers has a position that stands out. For her, America is about killing tyrants — “It’s what we do.” As for the Constitution and a governmental system of checks and balances to ensure freedom? No again — the way that America preserves freedom, she says, is the killing of tyrants.
Rogers cited the American revolution in her social media posts, referencing the July 4th celebration of America’s independence from England. To be fair, as can be expected from a revolution, it was a bloody one. Soldiers on both sides died, and perhaps when she refers to ‘tyrants’ Rogers refers to the representatives of England, those who fought on colonial land to maintain control, almost a quarter of a century ago. If she’s talking about the ruler himself, though, as the word ‘tyrant’ indicates, someone should maybe reach out and let her know that the King of England survived the fight.
America has a history of killing tyrants. It is what we do. It is how we preserve liberty. God bless those who fought and died for our freedoms. Especially today, the heroes of the American Revolution. It changed everything.
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) July 4, 2022
Of course, historical revisionism is the least of the problems with Wendy’s tweets — what’s most concerning is that she seems to be suggesting this as an ongoing remedy, not just a viewpoint of history. She’s not saying that killing tyrants set America free, she’s declaring it as “what we do” — in the present progressive tense. She doesn’t describe it as how America gained liberty, but “how we preserve liberty” — again in the present and ongoing.
Who makes Rogers’ tyranny list? Let’s check a few of her older tweets.
Terry McAuliffe is a tyrant, apparently, for not letting parents control what books can be in schools.
Arrogant tyrant. I homeschooled my kids so how does that work exactly? pic.twitter.com/FJjKcivkbW
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) September 29, 2021
In fact, school boards that implemented safety measures in a pandemic are on her list, too.
Good night to everyone but the tyrant school boards and counties who destroy childrens’ childhoods giving them psychological issues by making them wear masks to school even though Covid is no threat to kids.
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) August 12, 2021
Not just school boards, but pretty much anyone who promoted health and safety precautions.
The WHO is a tyrannical organization that will never tell Americans what to do. We will never obey or follow a global organization. #NoBlueHelmets
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) May 19, 2022
And of course, one of her favorites, perhaps even at the top of her list — President Joe Biden.
When Biden requests National Guard to secure DC again because he is cramming this tyranny down our throats, I hope these governors DENY the request.
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) September 9, 2021
By forcing our military to vaccinate the franken-jab, #SleepyJoe is doing to them what they are fighting to defend against – tyranny around the world. And that joke of a Secretary of Defense is nothing more than a woke Communist. He needs to go.
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) August 4, 2021
How does an elected official come to the conclusion that it’s a good idea to label a long list of folks as “tyrants,” then tweet to her followers that America is all about “killing tyrants,” anyway?
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