Reading Time: < 1 minute

Wisconsin Watch partners with Gigafact to produce fact briefs — bite-sized fact checks of trending claims. Read our methodology to learn how we check claims.


An Indianapolis-area chapter of Moms for Liberty, described in June 2023 news stories as an emerging force in national Republican politics, published a quote attributed to Adolf Hitler in its inaugural newsletter.

The Indianapolis Star published a screenshot of the Hamilton County chapter’s newsletter, which included: “’He alone, who OWNS the youth, GAINS the future.’ — Adolf Hitler.”

The quote’s origin has been attributed in numerous historical texts to a 1935 Hitler speech, The Associated Press reported.

On June 22, the chapter posted a new version of the newsletter and condemned Hitler’s actions, saying: “We should not have quoted him in our newsletter and express our deepest apology.”

Moms for Liberty says it advocates “for parental rights at all levels of government.”

The group planned a town hall in Milwaukee with Republican presidential candidates on Aug. 23, ahead of the first presidential debate that night, but the venue canceled the event.

This Fact Brief is responsive to conversations such as this one.


Indianapolis Star Moms for Liberty’s Hamilton County chapter apologizes for quoting Hitler in newsletter

AP News Moms for Liberty chapter apologizes for quoting Hitler in its newsletter

Moms For Liberty (archive) The Parent Brigade

Creative Commons License

Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under a Creative Commons license.

Tom Kertscher joined as a Wisconsin Watch fact checker in January 2023 and contributes to our collaboration with the The Gigafact Project to fight misinformation online. Kertscher is a former longtime newspaper reporter, including at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, who has worked as a self-employed journalist since 2019. His gigs include contributing writer for PolitiFact and sports freelancer for The Associated Press.