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    Broun warns of [email protected] MADISON - U.S. Rep. Paul Broun is again raising the specter of Democrats turning the United States into a totalitarian state.
    Broun warns of dictatorship
    Congressman stays on message - freedom at risk
    By BLAKE AUED | [email protected] | Story updated at 12:12 am on 9/3/2009

    Listen to excerpts from U.S. Rep. Paul Broun's town hall meeting in Greene County (AUDIO, 4.8 MB)
    MADISON - U.S. Rep. Paul Broun is again raising the specter of Democrats turning the United States into a totalitarian state.

    Broun, R-Athens, apparently has not changed his belief that President Obama may be a fascist since he made similar remarks in Augusta in November and then in an Associated Press interview.

    He told a meeting of the Morgan County Republicans on Wednesday night that Obama already has or will have the three things he needs to make himself a dictator: a national police force, gun control and control over the press.

    "He has the three things that are necessary to establish an authoritarian government," Broun said. "And so we need to be ever-vigilant, because freedom is precious."

    As he did when comparing Obama to Hitler and the Soviets last year, Broun cited a speech Obama gave in Colorado during the campaign last July calling for "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded" as the military.

    In the speech, Obama called young Americans to serve both at home and abroad, and said he would expand the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps and other volunteer opportunities. Broun, however, said Obama was referring to a national police force.

    "'The liberals say, 'What is wrong with Americorps?' " Broun said. "Well, this is not Americorps."

    Broun also said he thinks the national media is openly supporting Obama's policies. He also said he believes the president and Attorney General Eric Holder will enact new gun-control policies.

    Holder said in February that he wants to renew a Clinton-era ban on assault weapons, but Obama said in April that he is putting the issue on the back burner.

    Broun also cited the dozens of so-called "czars" Obama has appointed to oversee areas like the troubled car industry as evidence that he is overstepping his bounds to seek power.

    "They're developing a shadow government that (does not) answer to the American people," Broun said.

    At a town hall meeting in Clarkesville last month, Broun called Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a "socialistic elite" and agreed with a constituent who said they might use a flu pandemic to declare martial law.

    "They're trying to develop an environment where they can take over," Broun said. "We've seen that historically."

    More than 1,000 people combined turned out to hear Broun speak mostly on the topic of health care at town hall meetings Wednesday in Madison and Greene County.

    About 300 attended the Madison meeting. At Lake Oconee, the audience filled three 300-seat movie theaters, where Broun spoke on the invitation of three local doctors who have been giving presentations on Democrats' proposals for health care reform, said Bob Cowles, one of the organizers. Broun spoke live in one theater, while crowds in the other two listened in over a closed circuit.

    Health care reform also is about Democrats seeking more power, Broun said.

    "It gives them more power, more control over your life," he said.

    Health care is too expensive, he said, and he attributed the cost to government regulations like HIPPA, a 1996 patient privacy and insurance portability law. Rather than create a government-run insurance program to compete with private insurers, the current system's framework should be kept, but with changes like expanded tax-free health savings accounts, more tax credits for medical expenses and tax breaks for doctors who provide charity care, Broun said.

    "Just like (when) you have a dog with fleas, you don't kill the dog, you put on a flea collar," he said.

    Broun has scheduled another town hall meeting for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Oconee County Civic Center.

    Originally published in the Athens Banner-Herald on Thursday, September 03, 2009

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    Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. George Santayana
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

  4. I do have a small glimmer of HOPE that we CAN believe in...

    Our Founding Fathers had great wisdom in the way they established the government. With respect to the above concerns, they designed STAGGERED TERMS.

    In other words, halfway through Obama's miserable presidency, there will be another ELECTION, in which WE THE PEOPLE can vote many, many of these pathetic excuses for human beings out of office and out of Congress, and replace them with God-fearing, conservative CONSTITUTIONALISTS who can act as a restraining influence on Obama's horrific agenda for America.

    As the Lord Jesus said, "Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid".



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