Tuesday, November 11, 2008

How to know if your congressman's a loony

from the AP via the Raleigh, NC News &Observer: Georgia congressman warns of Obama dictatorship

A Republican congressman from Georgia said Monday he fears that President-elect Obama will establish a Gestapo-like security force to impose a Marxist dictatorship.

"It may sound a bit crazy and off base, but the thing is, he's the one who proposed this national security force," Rep. Paul Broun said of Obama in an interview Monday with The Associated Press. "I'm just trying to bring attention to the fact that we may - may not, I hope not - but we may have a problem with that type of philosophy of radical socialism or Marxism."

"We can't be lulled into complacency," Broun said. "You have to remember that Adolf Hitler was elected in a democratic Germany. I'm not comparing him to Adolf Hitler. What I'm saying is there is the potential of going down that road."

Rep. Paul Broun is pictured on the right in both of the photos below.
http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/images/paul-broun-ec.jpg http://images.politico.com/global/071119_broun-paul4.jpg

By way of background, Broun, who represents the Athens. GA area, describes himself as a "constitionalist" and compares himself to Ron Paul (read here). Like Paul, Broun's idea of protecting the Constitution means undoing the past two centuries of its development.

Broun worries that interpretation of the Constitution has been off for a very long time. “Maybe it was when they decided Marbury v. Madison when the courts hijacked the Constitution,” he says.
In other words, like Ron Paul, Paul Broun wants to protect the Constitution by destroying it. (Reminds me of the Vietnam-era phrase "we had to destroy the village in order to save it".) So, by his way of thinking, a President who has actually studied and taught constitutional law and has worked to defend the Constitution represents a threat unseen since the fall of the Soviet Union.

That's how to know if your congressman's a loony.

The sad thing is that this stuff is not much different from what's being said by Hannity and Limbaugh and believed by millions.

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