Sam Brownback for President?
We’re close enough to the 2008 election for everyone to be speculating about who it’ll be. Some of the favorites (or worst nightmares) include Jeb, Hillary, Condoleezza, Frist, Kerry (forms his 2 index fingers into a cross), among others.
The name Sam Brownback doesn’t usually come up. Even if you’ve heard of him, you probably don’t think of him and “president” in the same sentence. But it’s a strong possibility. If you’re salivating at the thought of Evangelical Christians establishing a pure blissful sin-free government, Brownback is your savior.
If you’re not in that group — Red Flag!
Brownback is a senator from Kansas; he got elected in 1996. During his run for the Senate, his campaign staff played heavily on the fact that his opponent was Jewish.
Brownback is Pat Robertson's favorite candidate for the White House. Millions of Christian Right voters got whipped into a frenzy during the 2004 campaign, and they’re still champing at the bit over abortion and gay marriage. And Brownback is in a good position — with Uncle Pat’s help — to reap their votes.
Where does Brownback stand on abortion, stem cell research, abstinence-only education? You can pretty much figure that out — just pretend you’re asking Pat Robertson or James Dobson. One of his campaign backers has publicly compared gays and lesbians to shoplifters and drug addicts. Yup, this guy is White House material!
Brownback has a 100% approval rating from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Christian Coalition. He gets a 0% rating from the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) and the AFL-CIO. The ACLU gives him 20%.
Here’s a glimpse into Brownback’s devotion to the Almighty Fetus. Referring to voters 18 to 25, he said “They were born when abortion rates were highest, so many of them feel they’re the survivors of a holocaust: one in four of their compatriots are not here.”
Wait, it gets even better. Brownback is a member of Opus Dei. Yes, there really is such a group, and they’re way more secretive and ruthless than “The Da Vinci Code” makes them out to be. They’ve worked closely for decades — behind the scenes of course — with Fascist governments and movements, including Francisco Franco, Spain’s dictator from WWII to the mid-1970s.
And speaking of secretive Christian/Fascist alliances: The Fellowship is also closely allied with Brownback. This group is so secretive and below-the-radar, a lot of its members won’t even admit the group exists.
The Fellowship was founded in the 1930s. Even though their founder was a minister, this group mostly just used Christianity as a front — they were closely allied with various Nazi organizations in the 1930s and ‘40s. The Fellowship also engineered the anti-Communist hysteria of the late 1940s and ‘50s, which paved the way for Joe McCarthy’s reign of terror.
Brownback is The Fellowship’s favorite candidate for the White House. What’s this say about him?
Brownback is also one of the sponsors of the Constitutional Restoration Act. The Constitutional Restoration Act will reduce the “tyranny” of godless federal judges and “acknowledge God as the sovereign source of law.” One of the authors of the Constitutional Restoration Act is former Chief Justice of Alabama Roy Moore. You remember him — he’s the one who insisted on displaying the Ten Commandments at his courthouse no matter how many judges ruled against him. Alan Keyes (the anti-abortion fanatic who insulted Dick Cheney‘s daughter in front of millions) is also one of the authors.
This bill is quietly working its way through the Senate (SB 520) and the House (HR 1070). As usual, our “liberal media” is too pre-occupied to bother mentioning it.
If you’d like to have the Taliban replace our centuries-old system of laws, the Constitutional Restoration Act is just what you’ve been clamoring for.
So what do you think — Sam Brownback for president? Some of the most powerful Christian Right groups want to put him in the White House. Do you?
cross-posted at Bring It On!