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Rep. Paul Broun: so far so good
Posted by: McQ on Sunday, July 29, 2007

A couple of weeks ago I told you about a Republican run-off for a congressional seat in which the winner was not the pick of the party. That was Dr. Paul Broun and his announced intention if elected was to ask the following 4 questions about any bill he's asked to vote on:
Is it constitutional and a proper function of government? Is it morally correct? Is it something we really need? Is it something we can afford?
Well he was sworn in this week and immediately broke ranks with the Republicans on his very first vote:
He voted in favor of a measure that would have barred federal prosecution of those who use marijuana for medicinal purposes in the 12 states that permit it.

Georgia is not one of them.

A soft-spoken Christian conservative, long relegated to the fringes of the state Republican Party, Broun made no apologies for supporting the measure, which failed 262-165. The new congressman from east Georgia said he's simply following the strict constitutionalist line he's been preaching since his first try for office in 1990.

"To me, it was a states' rights vote, and a constitutional powers issue," Broun said.
Now if we could find another 400 just like him, I'd be a happy guy.
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As long as he doesn’t turn out to be a loon like Ron Paul, that’s all good.
Written By: skh.pcola
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Now if we could find another 400 just like him, I’d be a happy guy.
As long as we could allocate 70 of them to the Senate, and two to the White House.
Written By: Billy Hollis
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Now if we could find another 400 just like him, I’d be a happy guy.
Politically, this post is the best news I’ve had since Nov. 7th, 2004, at about 9:47PM.

Yours, TDP, ml, msl, & pfpp
Written By: Tom Perkins
Yeah, another Republican that plays by the rules to balance out the Democrats who have none...

Oh, well... nevermind...
Written By: jpm100
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jpm100 wrote:
another Republican that plays by the rules
What are griping about? There’s like three, four of them.

Yours, TDP, ml, msl, & pfpp
Written By: Tom Perkins

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