New York Times ^ | MARCH 31, 2014 | ASHLEY PARKER
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014 2:01:12 PM by reaganaut1
COLUMBUS, Ga. — Republicans, poised for strong gains in the midterm elections, are offering starkly conflicting messages about President Obama to rally their voters.
In one moment, they say the president is feckless and weak. But in the next, they say Mr. Obama is presiding over an “imperial presidency” that is exercising power that verges on dictatorial.
news.yahoo.com ^ | 2/3/14 | Abby Phillip
Posted on Monday, February 03, 2014 9:30:01 PM by cotton1706
Impeachment talk is all the rage-again.
politico.com ^ | October 9, 2013 | JOSE DELREAL
Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 9:09:09 AM by Tailgunner Joe
Howard Dean critiqued Rep. Paul Broun’s medical credentials Wednesday, expressing his disappointment in hearing “doctors talk like that” about Obamacare.
Broun, who is also a Republican senatorial candidate in Georgia, told Blitzer that he supported the shutdown because Obamacare would ruin patient care in the United States and shatter the economy.
Rep. Paul Broun: I was the first to call Obama a socialist
The Hill ^ | Jonathan Easley
Posted on Sunday, February 17, 2013 11:31:20 AM by JohnPDuncan
Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) boasted in a fundraising letter that he was the first member of Congress to call President Obama a “socialist who embraces Marxist-Leninist policies,” according to text acquired by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
“As a Member of the House of Representatives for the last few years, I have fought tooth-and-nail against President Obama’s agenda at every turn,” the letter reads in part. “I was the first Member of Congress to call him a socialist who embraces Marxist-Leninist policies like government control of health care and redistribution of wealth.”
Broun, who is running to fill the Georgia Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R), has made a name for himself by describing Obama as an extreme leftist. Late last month, Broun accused the president of following the Soviet Constitution.
Obama taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago prior to becoming a U.S. senator.
Broun recently took steps to fill the role of former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) as a top critic of the Federal Reserve. One of his first actions in the 113th Congress was to introduce legislation authorizing a massive audit of the central bank. He also may be considering a primary challenge to Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.).
2/9/2013 | Sherri Reese
Posted on Saturday, February 09, 2013 3:05:41 PM by eeevil conservative
I just talked with Congressman Dr Paul Broun. He is running to replace Saxby as US Senator from GA.
I need anyone and everyone who is interested in helping or learning to please contact me via FREEPmail.
I have personally spent time with this man, praying, dining, etc..
He is a present US Congressman from GA, but not MY Congressman. I have never been able to vote for him, because I am not in his district, yet he is always there when I need him. ALWAYS!
Broun launches Senate campaign, vows cuts… ““When I was sworn into the Marine Corps, and then again into the House of Representatives, I swore to defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic. “
Georgia Republican Rep. Paul Broun built his Wednesday Senate campaign rollout around a promise to cut spending.
“When I was sworn into the Marine Corps, and then again into the House of Representatives, I swore to defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic. Out-of-control spending has become our nation’s enemy,” he said in a statement released after a rally in Atlanta. “I’ll be the only candidate in this race whose first priority is to stop the runaway spending in Washington D.C.”
Will Rep. Paul Broun (The “Accidental” Congressman) be Karl Rove’s first ‘unelectable’ target? “”all that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the big-bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell.”
He is exactly the kind of candidate that, in theory, Rove’s group would want to weed out. Ultra-conservative on both social and fiscal matters, Congressman Broun has amassed a reputation for making inflammatory and controversial statements during his time in Congress.
A doctor, he gained national attention last fall when he said at a sportsman’s banquet that “all that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the big-bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell.”
(Gunny G: The “Accidental” Congressman…) ~ Broun to Announce Run for Chambliss Senate Seat (Another Tea Party favorite Rove will try to defeat)
He is due to make a formal announcement Wednesday afternoon at Atlanta’s Grand Hyatt Hotel. Chambliss announced last month that he will not run for a third term, after tea party threats that the group would put up candidates to run against him in a Republican primary.
Since getting to Congress, Broun, 66, a general practice physician, has been an outspoken critic of many current federal policies. For example, he has criticized President Barack Obama’s administration for what he calls “stifling the private sector with regulation.”
The retirement of Congressman Ron Paul from the House of Representatives last week did not end the Texas libertarian’s influence in Congress. And if the first week of the new Congress is any indication, his influence has only multiplied.
Congressman Paul’s battles to audit and ultimately abolish the Federal Reserve Bank have been picked up by his former colleague Paul Broun of Georgia, who scored 92 percent on The New American‘s “Freedom Index” in the last Congress.
“I applaud Congressman Paul’s efforts. He was fighting for liberty,” Broun told The Hill newspaper, which covers Congress from Washington, D.C. The story, entitled “Georgia’s Broun keeps Ron Paul’s anti-Fed mission alive in new Congress,” details how Broun — like former Congressman Paul, a medical doctor — has continued the anti-Fed mantra of Ron Paul. “My plan is to pick up right where Congressman Paul left off,” Broun said on his congressional website, “I’m just going to stand on his shoulders and go forward in that same fight.”
Pundits, academics, and Republican activists in Georgia want to make this perfectly clear: Paul Broun is an accidental congressman.”I was flabbergasted when he won the election,” admits Jim Box, one of many eminences in the Georgia Republican Party who declined to endorse the 61-year-old house call doctor before his upset victory in a special election last July.
Box runs the GOP in Clarke County, which surrounds Athens and includes the University of Georgia; it’s the area that gave Broun his winning majority. “All the long-term historical indicators,” says Merle Black, “indicate that Broun should have lost.” Black, an Emory University political scientist with a peerless knowledge of Southern politics, bets that Broun will serve one term and lose the next Republican primary. Box agrees.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com …
BROUN: The Accidental Congressman…
(“Rep. Paul Broun, M.D. (R-GA) of the House Committee on Homeland Security, today sent a letter to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole demanding his immediate resignation.”) Congressman Demands TSA Chief’s Immediate Resignation
Rep. Paul Broun, M.D. (R-GA) of the House Committee on Homeland Security, today sent a letter to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole demanding his immediate resignation.
As he explains in his letter ( Rep Broun May 9, 2012 TSA Letter.pdf), the Georgia congressman had previously contacted Pistole regarding disturbing reports about the TSA in his home state:
“I last contacted you in November of 2011 in response to a news report featured on WSB-TV, Atlanta’s local ABC affiliate, which detailed potentially lax security standards at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.”
Broun tells Pistole that “over-the-top behavior” by TSA agents has become a daily occurrence (emphasis added):
“Unfortunately, numerous other allegations have since surfaced across the country which indicate that a number of TSA agents lack either proper training or simple professionalism when dealing with airline passengers.”
“Even worse, recent news reports have even alleged outright corruption within TSA’s ranks. It is clear that theTSA has become nothing more than a bloated, broken bureaucracy which uses its extensive power to violate traveling Americans’ civil liberties while doing little to ensure their safety.”
“Since the beginning of 2012, rarely has a day gone by without at least one report of over-the-top behavior by TSA agents. Some of the more noteworthy incidents include:
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One hundred forty-four weeks. Some 1,010 days. That’s how long it’s been since the United States Congress actually passed a budget.
While many Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck, planning very carefully a family strategy on how much to spend and on what, the elected leaders of the country have gotten by on omnibus spending bills in lieu of an actual budget for nearly three years.
Now, one U.S. congressman is proposing that members of Congress not receive a paycheck until they do their job and pass a budget.
Called the “Budget or Bust” Act, Georgia Congressman Paul Broun’s recently submitted bill demands just that. No budget, no paycheck for Congress.
HR 3883 would remove the president from the budget process, which is what Broun says the country’s Founders intended anyway.
“My bill returns the power of the purse to its rightful owner, which our Founding Fathers determined to be Congress, not the president,” says Broun.
“The Budget or Bust Act repeals a requirement created in 1921 for the president to submit an annual budget – an act that both Houses of Congress have used as a crutch.”
Broun says that maybe if the paychecks for members of Congress are on the line, some work will get done in Washington.
Washington, DC –(Ammoland.com)- Pro-gun champion Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) recently introduced a concealed carry recognition bill, H.R. 2900, that allows law-abiding citizens who can legally carry concealed in their home state to carry all across the country, as well.
Titled “The Secure Access to Firearms Enhancement (SAFE) Act,” this legislation recognizes that constitutional rights do not become null and void at the state line.
And, most importantly, Rep. Broun’s bill is “constitutional carry” friendly. The SAFE Act recognizes that while CCW permits are the “norm” in most states, constitutional carry is the ideal.
For more than twenty years, Gun Owners of America has pushed constitutional carry (also known as Vermont-style carry) at the state level. Such legislation recognizes the right to carry without having to first get the government’s permission.
After all, how much of a right is protected by the Second Amendment if citizens must first pass tests, fill out applications, take classes and, in many cases, be fingerprinted and photographed to obtain a license—in essence, to prove to the authorities that they’re not criminals before being allowed to carry?
Vermont had it right for over a century. Any person can carry a concealed firearm—whether they are a resident of the state or not—except for use in the commission of a crime. That’s it. No registration, no paperwork, no arbitrary denials by anti-gun bureaucrats.
And the result? Vermont consistently ranks among the safest states in the country.
And other states are finally starting to follow suit. Three states (Alaska, Arizona, and Wyoming) have passed constitutional carry laws for their own citizens. Texas passed a modified version, allowing for a concealed firearm anywhere inside one’s vehicle, including motor homes. And since 1991, constitutional carry has been allowed in more than 99% of the state of Montana.
Even with these improvements, however, reciprocal agreements between states are written in such a way that an actual permit is still required in order to carry concealed from state to state.
And in many instances, there is NO way to legally carry concealed in another state.
Rep. Broun’s bill addresses this issue in a way that respects the Constitution and in a way that recognizes the unalienable right to defend one’s life—without needing a permit from the government.
Just as GOA works to eliminate government restrictions on carry at the state level, GOA has never supported a bill at the national level that stops short of recognizing constitutional carry.
After all, a bill that requires states to implement a permitting system risks setting back the efforts of the many states seeking to pass real concealed carry reform.
The SAFE Act also respects the Constitution and states’ powers in that it does NOT establish national standards for concealed carry, nor does it provide for a national carry permit or require a state like Vermont to move to a permit system (in order for its citizens to carry out-of-state).
In fact, the Broun bill will do nothing to change what the states already do in terms of allowing or denying their citizens their right to carry firearms. This bill simply allows citizens who are able to carry in their home state, to also carry in every other state that allows concealed carry.
Another important distinction is that Rep. Broun’s bill, unlike other legislation being debated in Congress, does not rely on an expansive, erroneous interpretation of the Commerce Clause. The SAFE Act instead recognizes the “full faith and credit” protection that is guaranteed in Article IV of the Constitution.
Constitutionally-protected rights, including the right to self-defense, do not disappear at the state line. Rep. Broun’s SAFE Act will simply allow lawful gun owners who have the right carry concealed firearms in their home state to also carry in other states.
ACTION: Please contact your Representative and urge him or her to cosponsor Rep. Broun’s SAFE Act.
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About: Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no comprise gun lobby in Washington’ – Ron Paul
The Accidental Congressman
January 28, 2008 Gunny G Edit Leave a comment Go to comments
The Accidental Congressman
The surprising success and strict constitutionalism of Georgia Rep. Paul Broun
David Weigel | February 2008 Print Edition
Pundits, academics, and Republican activists in Georgia want to make this perfectly clear: Paul Broun is an accidental congressman.”I was flabbergasted when he won the election,” admits Jim Box, one of many eminences in the Georgia Republican Party who declined to endorse the 61-year-old house call doctor before his upset victory in a special election last July. Box runs the GOP in Clarke County, which surrounds Athens and includes the University of Georgia; it’s the area that gave Broun his winning majority. “All the long-term historical indicators,” says Merle Black, “indicate that Broun should have lost.” Black, an Emory University political scientist with a peerless knowledge of Southern politics, bets that Broun will serve one term and lose the next Republican primary. Box agrees.
There are two reasons why Broun’s career is worth examining closely. The first is Broun himself. He compares himself happily to Rep. Ron Paul R-Texas, the anti-war libertarian presidential candidate: Both men are physicians who carry pocket Constitutions and often find themselves on the losing side of congressional votes. Broun likes Paul, but he doesn’t share Paul’s views on Iraq and won’t make a presidential endorsement. The day he was sworn in, Broun joined just 13 other Republicans and 150 Democrats in supporting a bill to call off raids by the Drug Enforcement Administration on medical marijuana distributors. He was one of only four congressmen to oppose the Drug Endangered Children Act, which allocated $20 million to take care of children living among drugs and drug dealers, and one of three to vote against establishing a new registry to keep track of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis “Lou Gehrig’s disease”.
Asked about both votes, Broun hauls out his Constitution and flips it open to Article I, Section 8. “We don’t have authority to create things like that,” he says. “This lists the functions of the federal government, and it’s about a page and a half long. I’d say most of the things this Congress does, we don’t actually have the authority to do.”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. “I think you can go back to John Adams with the Alien and Sedition Acts that passed when he was president. The thing is, human nature is such that people want to garner more power. What fuels the great growth of government—and I’m talking about more and more centralization from local governments to state governments, from state governments to the federal government—is that basic human nature.”Broun doesn’t share his party’s thinking on what the U.S. should be doing during a “war on terror.”
Asked if he agrees with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney that the biggest threat facing the country is Islamic terrorism, he shakes his head. “No,” he says, “our biggest threat is a lack of understanding of what the Constitution says and what the Founding Fathers meant for it to say. We’ve left that behind.”