Robert Costa

Rank 10 of 47
Score 220

The statement by Sen. Josh Hawley constitutes public discourse as it engages with a public issue, specifically the identity and ideological direction of the nation. The statement addresses the concept of America as a 'Christian Nation' and advocates for 'Christian Nationalism,' which are significant and contentious public issues.

  1. Principle 1:
    I will strive to do no harm with my words and actions.
    The statement does not directly cause harm with words and actions, but it could be interpreted as exclusionary to non-Christians, which might indirectly cause harm by fostering division. [-1]
  2. Principle 2:
    I will respect the privacy and dignity of others and will not engage in cyberbullying, harassment, or hate speech.
    The statement does not engage in cyberbullying, harassment, or hate speech, but it could be seen as disrespecting the dignity of non-Christian citizens by implying a preference for one religion over others. [-1]
  3. Principle 3:
    I will use my words and actions to promote understanding, empathy, and compassion.
    The statement does not promote understanding, empathy, or compassion towards non-Christians, as it advocates for a specific religious ideology that may alienate others. [-2]
  4. Principle 4:
    I will engage in constructive criticism and dialogue with those in disagreement and will not engage in personal attacks or ad hominem arguments.
    The statement does not engage in constructive criticism or dialogue; it is a declarative statement that does not invite discussion or address opposing viewpoints. [-1]
  5. Principle 6:
    I will use my influence for the betterment of society.
    The statement uses the senator's influence to advocate for a specific ideological stance, which may not be seen as betterment for all of society, particularly for those who do not share the same religious beliefs. [-1]
  6. Principle 7:
    I will uphold the principles of free speech and use my platform responsibly and with integrity.
    The statement upholds the principle of free speech, but the responsibility and integrity of using the platform to promote a divisive ideology can be questioned.