Rep. Don Bacon: US has survived “times of extreme divide”

We have had our times of extreme divide. At the beginning of our Nation’s history, there were very aggressive debates between the followers of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, for example. We saw strife during Andrew Jackson’s Presidency, when many of his opponents feared he was going to be America’s Napoleon, and we survived those times.

But let us not forget the bitter acrimony leading up to the 1860s, when we saw physical assaults on the floor of Congress. That divide was only solved after over 600,000 Americans died in the Civil War.

—Rep. Don Bacon (R–NE)

Civility, House Floor, June 8, 2017

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Rep. Dwight Evans: Forty years ago, fighting hunger was a bipartisan effort

Just as Senator Dole and Senator McGovern worked together to rebuild SNAP, expand our School Lunch Program, and create WIC to fight hunger 40 years ago, we know food security is a bipartisan issue.

—Rep. Dwight Evans (D–PA)

Food Policy is Foreign Policy, House Floor, June 8, 2017

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Rep. John Duncan: “Far left” students “would have fit right in during the book- burning, anti-free speech days in Nazi Germany”

John DuncanIn addition, almost no leading conservatives are invited to be college commencements speakers. This year, we have even seen very hateful demonstrations and some violence at universities when conservative speakers have been invited to speak at these supposed bastions of free speech. Some of the young student haters conducting their far-left demonstrations would have fit right in during the book- burning, anti-free speech days in Nazi Germany.

—Rep. John Duncan (R–TN)

Free Speech, House Floor, June 8, 2017

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