A Tea Party-backed congressional candidate in Texas is doing Sharron Angle's suggestive talk of "Second Amendment remedies" one better: he says violent overthrow of the government is "on the table."
"Our nation was founded on violence," Stephen Broden, a pastor running against Democratic Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson in Texas's 30th Congressional District, said in a recent interview with Dallas's WFAA-TV. "The option is on the table. I don't think that we should ever remove anything from the table as it relates to our liberties and our freedoms."
Though Broden did concede that this method "is not the first option," these words are perhaps the sharpest from an establishment-backed GOP candidate and occasional Glenn Beck guest with a history of controversial statements.
WFAA's segment on Broden highlights statements that the made at a 9/12 rally last year, but is now walking away from.
"This administration is trying to figure out how to deal with that stress and so they are doing end-of-life counseling in order to depopulate that particular group of people," Broden said last June.
But he recently told WFAA that his views had changed:
"I don't think that they are trying to get senior citizens to die prematurely," Broden said. "I think they are entertaining end-of-life counseling based on economic viability."
He also likened the current state of affairs in America to those in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust:
"Let me tell you that is something that happened in Germany when the Jews were walking into the furnaces and they didn't even try to stop or fight their way," Broden said at the rally. "They walked in because they did not believe that this was happening. They didn't believe that humanity could be so evil. I am submitting to you tonight that is where America is right now. They are our enemies and we must resist them."
But when asked by WFAA if he thought Obama was like Hitler, Broden decided differently.
Whether or not Broden thinks there is a connection between the President of the United States and the fascist dictator of Germany, however, he does appear to believe that there is a conspiracy of "Darwinian Eugenics" against the black community currently manifesting itself in American society.