You already know about the maniacal cretin from Georgia, Congressman Paul Broun, about whom we recently wrote Congressman Broun on Evolution & the Big Bang. At that post you can see the video in which he said that evolution and the Big Bang theory are “lies straight from the pit of hell.”
Although he’s running for re-election unapposed, he’s attracted a write-in opponent. We wrote about that here: Paul Broun vs. Charles Darwin. But now there’s more to be told.
First, in the Walton Tribune of Monroe, Georgia we read Broun advocates return to traditional values during town hall. It’s about a speech he gave a few days ago to the Walton County Tea Party Patriots at First Baptist Church of Loganville. Near the end of the article it mentions that he spoke to a “small crowd of less than a dozen.” Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us. We are told:
[T]he congressman made a sales pitch for America, advocating a return to traditional values and a strict reading of the Constitution to save the country from what he sees as a wave of socialism and immorality threatening to swamp the nation.
He spoke about the unsustainable $16 trillion national debt and the need to repeal Obamacare. He also said:
“I’ve proposed very openly we get rid of the Department of Education,” Broun said. “We need to get rid of the Department of Labor, of the Environmental Protection Agency. The states can do all that. … Our money is being misappropriated, misused and squandered,” Broun said. “We have to stop spending money we don’t have.
As you may suspect, your Curmudgeon agrees with some of that. The news story continues:
Broun advocates repealing several amendments to the Constitution, including the 17th amendment allowing direct election of senators instead of appointments by the states. “We need to give more power back to the states,” Broun said.
His most popular target, however, was the 16th amendment, the income tax. “I believe in the Fair Tax,” Broun said, pitching for the proposed national sales tax, which would eliminate all other forms of taxation to ensure everyone is taxed according to what they purchase. “You don’t need an income tax if you have a national sales tax. We can get rid of the IRS.”
We like that too. But then the hard-core madness comes out:
But to return to the greatness of America, Broun said, the nation needed to once again embrace God. A devout Christian, Broun shared his conversion story with the crowd and argued the Bible was the true foundation of much of the nation’s principles.
“Our founding fathers believed every aspect of life, including public policy, should be influenced by the Bible,” Broun said. “The Constitution is written on biblical messages, on God’s principles of freedom and liberty. The answers are there in God’s inerrant word.”
The man is not only wrong, he’s insane — see Is America a “Christian Nation”? He probably thinks Noah discovered America, Moses won the Revolutionary War, Jesus wrote the Constitution, and those who disagree should be dealt with as were the witches in Salem. He’s far too crazed to be serving in Congress. He shouldn’t even be walking around without wearing a straightjacket.
But there’s still more news about Broun. In The Red and Black of Athens, Georgia, which began as a student newspaper but which is now independent, we read Unoccupied: Occupy Athens dwindles past first anniversary.
For the most part, the article is about the total collapse of the “Occupy” movement in Athens, but Congressman Broun enters into the picture too. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Occupy Athens has lost almost all of its following in the last few months. Dwindling since the beginning of this year, now less than a dozen members remain actively involved.
The morons must have found something else to entertain them — perhaps the Mayan doom prophesy. Here’s more:
“From the get go we’ve been a pretty undefined group,” said Jesse Houle, 26, a writer and musician who has lived in Athens for four years and has been a member of Occupy Athens since its first protest.
Oh, they were definable, but not in polite terms. Let’s read on:
Although Occupy movements still have a presence in larger cities around the country, such as Occupy Wall Street, with such a small number of people committed to running the local organization, it is almost non-functional. There are no people left, and it’s not clear why.
Maybe the reason they’re non-functional is because they’re idiots. We’ll skip a lot about the decline of this ineffectual collection of losers and get to what interests us:
The most recent cause the group supports is a campaign to vote Darwin to Congress in response to Paul Broun’s comments that evolution is “straight from the pit of hell.”
“We would love for Darwin to get like 5 or 10 percent of the vote,” Dowd said [that's Chris Dowd, 37, an Athens native who works as a pharmaceutical lab technician for the University]. “That would be incredible.”
Those people probably have no idea who Darwin was. Or maybe, like the Discoveroids, they think he inspired Marx. If this is the group behind the write-in campaign, it looks like clear sailing for Paul “Pit of Hell” Broun.
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