Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) has written an op-ed for Fox News entitled “It’s time to end economic handouts for woke corporations.” Hawley goes after Disney and Major League Baseball for drawing ideological lines in the sand —alienating and insulting half of the country.
From Fox News…
Big business is no friend to conservatives—that’s been clear for years. And it’s increasingly no friend to America.
In the postwar era just a few decades ago, many corporate leaders could honestly say that they loved this country. Now that seems a stretch.
Today’s multinationals have embraced a toxic blend of offshoring and woke politics, selling out American workers even as they attack American values. But conservatives don’t have to take this behavior any longer.
You could see the mask slip back in 2015, when big companies started bullying states into backing down from efforts to protect Americans’ religious liberties.
Seven years later—under pressure from activist employees and investors—big business’s priorities now apparently extend to voter ID laws, abortion, and sex education classes for younger and younger children, to name just a few examples.
That wasn’t always the case. In days gone by, the companies themselves mostly stayed out of social debates. After all, as Michael Jordan famously quipped, “Republicans buy sneakers too.”
But today, the highest levels of American industry have become virtually unrecognizable.
CEOs now regularly release jargon-heavy statements denouncing conservative social policies across the board. One Disney higher-up even bragged recently about “adding queerness” to children’s programming wherever she could.
Read the Full Op-Ed Over at Fox News:
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) May 12, 2022