Sure like everybody else they have a right to run for office. A right that should never be taken away. That doesn't mean that any free thinking person should vote for them.
This isn't mine, I took it directly from the DU. They get the credit.
Two weeks ago U.S. Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) introduced a bill which would, according to
Raw Story, "close what he calls a loophole that allows the continued distribution of pornography to soldiers, to their moral detriment, with the help of taxpayer funds." Basically, Broun and some of his friends in Congress (not to mention various right-wing "pro-family" groups) would like to ban nudie magazines like Playboy and Penthouse from the top shelves of military base stores.
So let me get this straight.Brave Americans who want to serve their country join the military. (Or, recruiters prey on kids
and encourage them to lie and cheat
to get in.) The Pentagon sends them over to Iraq to fight in an illegal war
. We keep them out there for years and prevent them from leaving the military via the stop-loss policy
. We provide them with tainted water
and substandard equipment
. Dozens die every month
. If they die, we hide them from view
. If they're injured, we put them in rotting, rodent-infested hospital rooms
. If they make it home safe, we cut their benefits
And Paul Broun wants to make sure they can't see Playboy Magazines.
Nice to see he's got his priorities straight.
Nothing says 'I'm a Christian' like a good old-fashioned bookburning.
Guess they couldn't find any witches.http://shreveporttimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080607/NEWS01/806070336&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL