Tea Party Candidate Warns Violent ‘Revolution’ Against Obama an ‘Option’
October 22, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)—-Republican congressional candidate Stephen Broden wants to get in on Sharron Angle’s “Second Amendment” remedies, if the current crop of extremist tea party candidates don’t make it to Washington after the November elections. Running in Texas’ 30th District, Broden, a radical state’s rights “tenther” told a local TV reporter that an armed uprising against the federal government is “on the table.” This disturbing eliminationist rhetoric from right-wing Republicans is truly frightening.
Stephen Broden is a senior pastor with the Fair Park Bible Church and a frequent speaker at tea party rallies.
Last year, Broden spoke at a tea party event and attacked the federal government as tyrannical, telling the crowd revolution was an option.
“We have a constitutional remedy,” Broden said then. “And the Framers say if that don’t work, revolution.”
Brad Watson, the political reporter for WFAA-TV asked Broden if he advocated the violent overthrow of our government.
“‘If the government is not producing the results or has become destructive to the ends of our liberties, we have a right to get rid of that government and to get rid of it by any means necessary,” Broden said, adding the nation was founded on a violent revolt against Britain’s King George III.”
“Watson asked if violence would be in option in 2010, under the current government.”
“‘The option is on the table. I don’t think that we should remove anything from the table as it relates to our liberties and our freedoms,” Broden said, without elaborating. “However, it is not the first option.”‘
The Dallas County GOP called the remarks “inappropriate.”
But Broden isn’t the first Republican candidate this year, calling for a violent overthrow of the Obama administration.
As previously mentioned, Republican senatorial nominee in Nevada, Sharron Angle, has spoken of “Second Amendment” remedies if right-wing Republicans don’t wrestle control of Congress away from the Democrats.
“Our Founding Fathers, they put that Second Amendment in there for a good reason, and that was for the people to protect themselves against a tyrannical government,” Angle told conservative talk show host Lars Larson in January. “In fact, Thomas Jefferson said it’s good for a country to have a revolution every 20 years. I hope that’s not where we’re going, but you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies.”