Mon 8 Oct, 2012 02:05 pm
tell me this article came from The Onion.
Charlie Fuqua, Arkansas Legislative Candidate, Endorses Death Penalty For Rebellious Children In Book
The Huffington Post | By John Celock
Posted: 10/08/2012 1:29 pm EDT Updated: 10/08/2012 1:48 pm EDT
Charlie Fuqua, the Republican candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives who called for expelling Muslims from the United States in his book, also wrote in support for instituting the death penalty for "rebellious children."
In "God's Law," Fuqua's 2012 book, the candidate wrote that while parents love their children, a process could be set up to allow for the institution of the death penalty for "rebellious children," according to the Arkansas Times. Fuqua, who is anti-abortion, points out that the course of action involved in sentencing a child to death is described in the Bible and would involve judicial approval. While it is unlikely that many parents would seek to have their children killed by the government, Fuqua wrote, such power would serve as a way to stop rebellious children.
According to the Arkansas Times, Fuqua wrote:
The maintenance of civil order in society rests on the foundation of family discipline. Therefore, a child who disrespects his parents must be permanently removed from society in a way that gives an example to all other children of the importance of respect for parents. The death penalty for rebellious children is not something to be taken lightly. The guidelines for administering the death penalty to rebellious children are given in Deut 21:18-21:
This passage does not give parents blanket authority to kill their children. They must follow the proper procedure in order to have the death penalty executed against their children. I cannot think of one instance in the Scripture where parents had their child put to death. Why is this so? Other than the love Christ has for us, there is no greater love then [sic] that of a parent for their child. The last people who would want to see a child put to death would be the parents of the child. Even so, the Scrpture provides a safe guard to protect children from parents who would wrongly exercise the death penalty against them. Parents are required to bring their children to the gate of the city. The gate of the city was the place where the elders of the city met and made judicial pronouncements. In other words, the parents were required to take their children to a court of law and lay out their case before the proper judicial authority, and let the judicial authority determine if the child should be put to death. I know of many cases of rebellious children, however, I cannot think of one case where I believe that a parent had given up on their child to the point that they would have taken their child to a court of law and asked the court to rule that the child be put to death. Even though this procedure would rarely be used, if it were the law of land, it would give parents authority. Children would know that their parents had authority and it would be a tremendous incentive for children to give proper respect to their parents.
In the same book, Fuqua advocated for expelling Muslims from the U.S., saying it would solve what he described as the "Muslim problem." Fuqua, who has been backed by the state GOP and is seeking a comeback, has found himself under attack by Republicans since his comments surfaced at the same time it was reported that state Rep. Jon Hubbard (R-Jonesboro) endorsed slavery in his book. Fuqua told the Associated Press that he was surprised by the reaction to his writings on Muslims.
"I think my views are fairly well-accepted by most people," Fuqua said to AP.
Fuqua declined to answer questions from The Huffington Post.
"I'm not going to talk to you," he said before hanging up.
On his campaign blog, Fuqua highlights his service on the Children and Families Committee while a member of the Arkansas Legislature in 1997. He also describes liberals and Muslims as the "anti-Christ" and says he believes they are conspiring to create a "bloody revolution."
"There is a strange alliance between the liberal left and the Muslim religion. It may be that since both are the enemies of Christianity, that they both believe that, my enemy's enemy is my friend," Fuqua writes. "However there are several similarities between the two. Both are antichrist in that they both deny that Jesus is God in the flesh of man, and the savior of mankind. They both also hold that their cause should take over the entire world through violent, bloody, revolution."
it's in the bible, dude...
I heard about this guy on the radio today, and thought it had to be a joke.
Nobody can be this stupid, can they?
You know what would be cool?
If Charlie Fuqua's parents took him to the gates of the city and demanded he be put to death!
Not that I wish the guy dead or anything but I think it would be a cool way to give this idea a test run.
The GOP has become a magnet for wackos. Sort of the like the Catholic Church and pedophiles. I can hear Lincoln, Eisenhower and Teddy Roosevelt sobbing in their graves. Maybe sane Republicans should just start a new party and leave the loonies to fight among themselves .
That would leave New Republican Party and Old Republican Party split against the already monsterously large Democrat Party. I can see how that would appeal to you.
I don't think so, roger. I'm pretty moderate and I don't see any party that I think represents me. I think there are a whole lot of people like me out there wishing there was a viable third party.
That would leave New Republican Party and Old Republican Party split against the already monsterously large Democrat Party.
"There is only one party in the United States, the Property party … and it has two right wings: Republican and Democrat. Republicans are a bit stupider, more rigid, more doctrinaire in their laissez-faire capitalism than the Democrats, who are cuter, prettier, a bit more corrupt – until recently … and more willing than the Republicans to make small adjustments when the poor, the black, the anti-imperialists get out of hand. But, essentially, there is no difference between the two parties."
Yet you guys just keep lubing up and bending over, content with the warm fuzzies you get from the incessant propaganda mill.
I'm just waiting for the headline that this guy has finally been committed. (And it really has nothing to do with political parties -- psychosis is psychosis.)
I like to think nut jobs like this guy are a tiny, but loud minority in the GOP, but maybe I'm wrong. Maybe we need 4 parties with the Democrats dividing also, as I find they have become a bunch of wimps who are bullied by lobbyists into voting against their own beliefs. I'm with Boomer on this and think there are a lack of voices that represent most of the people.
My thanks to HingeHead for the Gore Vidal quote which came from,
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Apparently, Republicans have not only reached the rotten apples at the bottom of the barrel, they have opened the bottom as reached an even more repulsive bunch to draw from for their political candidates.
The guy is just following the Bible. Does following the Bible constitute psychosis?
I think we need a new terminology, I've been calling people like this guy "The American Taliban" but now I think that is unfair .....to Americans. I thought about Christian Taliban, but come on, so now I think people like this are Old Testament Taliban.
They call themselves Christians yet the prevailing document they use to comport their lives and opinions is the Old Testament. (OOh, maybe Torah Taliban, except none of them have ever been near a Torah.)
And, let's hear it loud and clear from Christians, call him out on his completely anachronistic (and I would say immoral) writings.
Joe(we should do a comparison chart of beliefs)Nation
Seriously? This man believes that words written in an anthology of stories from a tribal people, and later to suit a political agendad, are the literal words of a deity to be followed without question? I don't know what's more scary; the fact that he was in the legislature, the fact that he's standing as a candidate for your House of Representatives or the fact that he holds such extreme and nonsensical views? Kill children? I think not. Liberals are "anti-Christ"....only if not believing in one of many belief systems makes one so...again I think not. This man is no better than the fundamentalists of the Muslim nation he so despises. Does he only talk to people who hold the same odious views as himself? He couldn't possibly think that his views are common currency otherwise....they aren't common currency in the USA are they? If they are, you're in a worse state than I ever thought.
Roger, do Charlie Fuqua and the Republican Party he represents represent you?
Green Witch wrote:
I like to think nut jobs like this guy are a tiny, but loud minority in the GOP, but maybe I'm wrong. .
I'm constantly amazed by some of the statements made by American Republicans on FB, let alone at Free Republic. I think Charlie Fuqua is less of an outlier than I would have guessed five years ago. FB has really opened my eyes to what people are thinking and saying. It's a bit startling sometimes.
Snood's posts about his counselling practicum in Louisiana (?) were also a real revelation. I thought the kind of thinking/behaviour he posted about was t.v. documentary special news - turns out it's regular life there.