Posted by | October 20, 2010 10:57 | Filed under: Top Stories

by Stuart Shapiro

I’m not giving up hope on the House yet, but just in case the GOP takes over in November, it might help us all to get a look at some of their members.  Here is Louie Gohmert (R-Tex), first elected in 2005, blogging yesterday (h/t Right Wing Watch).

That’s right. YOU are the government! You are God’s minister to punish evil and reward good conduct. But, too many Christians have refused the figurative “sword” or the power that in this great country, this little experiment in democracy as a republic, is supposed to be held by YOU.

Gohmert gives a history lesson on how the founders saw us as a Christian nation and how the 17th Amendment (the one creating direct election of Senators) set us on the path to ruin.  I guess he must have learned that from those Texas textbooks.

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Copyright 2010 Liberaland
By: Stuart Shapiro

Stuart is a professor and the Director of the Public Policy
program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers
University. He teaches economics and cost-benefit analysis and studies
regulation in the United States at both the federal and state levels.
Prior to coming to Rutgers, Stuart worked for five years at the Office
of Management and Budget in Washington under Presidents Clinton and
George W. Bush.