WATCH: GA Senate Candidate Swears To Only Vote On ‘Biblical’ Laws

Paul Broun would only vote for bible-based laws if elected senator.

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, (R-GA) would only vote for bills based on biblical law if he’s elected to the U.S. Senate. But he thinks he’s a constitutionalist.

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) vowed to only vote for bills that follow biblical principles if elected to the U.S. Senate in Saxby Chambliss’ place. The problem is, he also calls himself a constitutionalist. Paul Broun said, specifically, “I am a proven conservative, consistent constitutionalist. There are four C’s that describe who I am and what drives me: Consistent, conservative, constitutionalist, Christian.”

Paul Broun is hardly a constitutionalist.

What people like Paul Broun don’t seem to understand at all is that constitutionalism and biblical law are at odds with each other. Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution does it say anything about our laws being biblically based, and the 1st Amendment specifically prohibits Congress from establishing a state religion.

Paul Broun has other choice things to say, also. He said that things like the Big Bang theory, evolution, and embryology, are all “lies straight from the pit of hell.” He’s apparently learned as a scientist that the Earth is only about 9,000 years old. He also believes there’s no scientific consensus on climate change, and that the whole thing is a hoax that will destroy us. Paul Broun sits on the House Science Committee, on the Energy and Environment subcommittee.

Some quotes from the founders on the separation of church and state.

John Adams said, in the Treaty of Tripoli, “The Government of the United States is not in any sense founded upon the Christian religion.” He also said, “It will never be pretended that any persons employed in that service had interviews with the gods, or were in any degree under the influence of Heaven, more than those at work upon ships or houses, or laboring in merchandise or agriculture; it will forever be acknowledged that these governments were contrived merely by the use of reason and the senses.”

James Madison said, “Every new and successful example of a perfect separation between ecclesiastical and civil matters is of importance.”

Thomas Jefferson said, “In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own. It is error alone that needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.”

And there are so many more, just from the founders alone. Read this article for more presidential quotes regarding the separation of church and state, including more from the founders. These quotes are certainly something that a zealot like Paul Broun needs to know.

The Constitution is something Paul Broun clearly doesn’t understand very well.

Broun also said it was an attack on freedom when Marines joined the Occupy protests. He saw angry people, even in his own district, and decided that the unions were taking people’s anger at big business and subverting to their own political purposes.

When you put everything Paul Broun says together, it’s pretty clear that his definition of “constitutionalist” is warped. A true constitutionalist would look at peaceful protests he disagreed with, and defend their right to protest, even if he thought their cause was the most ridiculous cause ever. A true constitutionalist would also never vow to vote only for biblical bills. He’d want to vote against those bills, because they’re unconstitutional. Paul Broun is only a constitutionalist when it’s convenient for him.

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