Friday, October 22, 2010

The opposite of what we need to change the nation ..Republican congressional candidate says violent overthrow of government is 'on the table'

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By MELANIE MASON / The Dallas Morning News

WASHINGTON - Republican congressional candidate Stephen Broden stunned his party Thursday, saying he would not rule out violent overthrow of the government if elections did not produce a change in leadership.

In a rambling exchange during a TV interview, Broden, a South Dallas pastor, said a violent uprising "is not the first option," but it is "on the table." That drew a quick denunciation from the head of the Dallas County GOP, who called the remarks "inappropriate."

Broden, a first-time candidate, is challenging veteran incumbent Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson in Dallas' heavily Democratic 30th Congressional District. Johnson's campaign declined to comment on Broden.

In the interview, Brad Watson, political reporter for WFAA-TV (Channel 8), asked Broden about a tea party event last year in Fort Worth in which he described the nation's government as tyrannical.

"We have a constitutional remedy," Broden said then. "And the Framers say if that don't work, revolution."

Watson asked if his definition of revolution included violent overthrow of the government. In a prolonged back-and-forth, Broden at first declined to explicitly address insurrection, saying the first way to deal with a repressive government is to "alter it or abolish it."

"If the government is not producing the results or has become destructive to the ends of our liberties, we have a right to get rid of that government and to get rid of it by any means necessary," Broden said, adding the nation was founded on a violent revolt against Britain's King George III.

What possible gain can come from raising this issue 2 weeks before a critical election?

What possible gain can come from veiled threats of violence as we watch France?

This total GAVONE should be on the same rail as Barney Frank.

This kind of crap becomes SELF FULFILLING.

Every leading Tea Party personality should rebuke and excoriate this MONOR !

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1 comment:

SamenoKami said...

Unfortunate that he says this just before the election. However, what he said is true. We are not guaranteed that we can vote our way out of this mess. If we can't, what do we do next? Vote some more?
The a$$wipes in DC have been asked to stop, told to stop, voted against to stop. If they don't stop, there ain't much left except tyranny or ??.