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A Neo-Confederate, a slavery apologist and a death penalty for children advocate walk into an election…

Justice was decisive as she struck down the three GOP ‘stooges’ in Arkansas, best known for hating immigrants, loving slavery and advocating the death penalty for rebellious children.

Prior to the election, the three Republicans in Arkansas suffered a rash of publicity generated by the Arkansas Times went national. All three of these Arkansas Republicans were defeated in Tuesday’s election.

Republican neo-confederate Loy Mauch compared Abraham Lincoln to Karl Marx. Also, this:

… If slavery were so God-awful, why didn’t Jesus or Paul condemn it, why was it in the Constitution and why wasn’t there a war before 1861?
The South has always stood by the Constitution and limited government. When one attacks the Confederate Battle Flag, he is certainly denouncing these principles of government as well as Christianity.

In case you don’t know who Loy is yet, “I’m very proud my ancestors stood up to Northern aggression. The Confederate flag to me is not only a symbol of our brief period of independence and our loyalty to the 1789 Constitution, but also a symbol of Christian liberty vs. the new world order.”

As fate, or rather the voters, would have it, Loy was defeated by David Kizzia.

And then there’s slavery apologist Rep. Jon Hubbard, whose “book” we covered here previously. In it, he wrote:

“… the institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth.” (Pages 183-89)

Hubbard took an authoritarian, professorial tone with his readers, announcing that really, African Americans should “understand that even while in the throes of slavery, their lives as Americans are likely much better than they ever would have enjoyed living in sub-Saharan Africa.”

Slavery good. At least you got to be here, in this great land of the free — oh, wait. Proceed…. to defeat by Harold Copenhaver.

And then our death penalty for children advocate, former Republican Rep. Charlie Fuqua. He explained in his book “God’s Law: The Only Political Solution”:

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 rebellioius (sic) 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:

Lest you think you can just run around killing your children, he cautions, “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.”

Fuqua doesn’t save his execution solutions for just children. He also suggests our prisons would work much better if we just killed those who failed to rehab themselves, “Anyone that cannot be rehabilitated in two years should be executed.”

The death penalty for children advocate was defeated by James McLean.

Apparently publicity was a factor in the defeat of the three stooges. “A flurry of last-minute publicity about these races (yes, it was driven by the Arkansas Times and this blog (the Arkansas Blog)) helped Democrats immeasurably and tightened the final House count considerably.”

It turned out that some people were offended by their beliefs. Go figure. The Arkansas Times deserves a special patriotism award for their dedication to shining a light on these three utter horrors.

A Neo-Confederate, a slavery apologist and a death penalty for children advocate walk into an election… and lose big. Well done, Arkansas.

Sometimes when you vote, you’re just taking out the trash, but it has to be done.

Image: grulkey, ArkansasBlog

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