|Sometimes I'm ashamed to be from Georgia, home of Senator Saxby Chambliss, Gov. Sonny "Prayer Vigil for Rain" Perdue, former Senator and still wildman Zig-Zag Zell Miller, and The Newt (Gingrich). Okay, it's more than sometimes. Now come two fresh reasons for statewide embarrassment in the forms of Rep. Paul Broun (R-Fanatic) and Neocon Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Rep. Nathan Deal (R-Racist). |
Broun wants Congress to designate the year 2010 as "The Year of the Bible" because ... "the Bible was the basis of our laws, it was the basis of the Constitution of the United States, the Declaration of Independence -- the Bible was the founding source. When our Founding Fathers established this country, they established it on freedom. That's what the Bible teaches. Every single one of our laws are based on the Biblical precepts," he explained to the morning cadre of crazies on Fox and Friends.
That's odd. My history books taught that our Founding Fathers held exactly the opposite philosophy. Y'know, that whole separation-of-church-and-state thingy in the Constitution. Hmmmmmmm. Maybe Broun attended Christian schools where the only book in history class was (you guessed it) The Bible.
Broun is also famous for his comparison of President Obama to Hitler, warning that Obama is forming a socialist dictatorship and we should not be fooled by his youth-corps proposal, which is nothing more than a resurrection of Hitler's Nazi Youth. Yup. That guy. Broun.
Then there's Deal, who hopes to succeed Sonny Perdue as the next Governor of Georgia. His attention-grabbing platform is centered on a movement to change American immigration policy by reversing the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. He wants to repeal the part about automatic citizenship for any baby born on U.S. soil. The 14th Amendment states that, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside."
Deal doesn't like that. Why should tiny babies get to be citizens if their dirty immigrant parents are not? Deal rationalizes his racism by explaining that automatic citizenship at birth "immediately makes the family unit available for social services and social programs that the taxpayers pay for, for which many cases they have not contributed if certainly not for a very long period of time."
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Georgia has a very large, mostly Hispanic, immigrant population. I guess Deal worries that all these less-than-lily-white kiddies will start showing up at his kid's elementary school or at the puppet show at the local library.
Gag me with a pork rind and RC co'-cola in my doublewide. I think it's time to move.