Saturday, October 23, 2010
from the Dallas Morning News:
GOP congressional candidate Stephen Broden says violent overthrow of government is 'on the table'
09:06 AM CDT on Friday, October 22, 2010In 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."
Oh, well as long as its not the first option, that seems reasonable to--HUWHAAAAAT???
That drew a quick denunciation from the head of the Dallas County GOP, who called the remarks "inappropriate."
Inappropriate? Inappropriate? That's it? That's the level of denunciation you have for this remark? An inappropriate remark would be something like "My opponent is a real weiner."
"If I lose, I'm gonna start shooting me some guvmint officials" is a little more than "inappropriate." I think the technical term is "sedition."
"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.
Watson asked if violence would be in option in 2010, under the current government.
"The option is on the table. I don't think that we should remove anything from the table as it relates to our liberties and our freedoms," Broden said, without elaborating. "However, it is not the first option."