Paul Broun on Principles & Values
Biblical morality is spiritual foundation of our nation
Question topic: Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.
Broun: Strongly Disagree
Question topic: Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our
system of limited government.
Broun: Strongly Agree.
Question topic: Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
Broun: I am an evangelical Christian who upholds the orthodox, cardinal doctrines of the faith. I believe in the eternal
existence of one, true, living, triune God. I believe that Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, was God manifested in human flesh and that He came to earth to be the Redeemer of the human race through His vicarious, atoning death on the Cross
as foretold in prophecy. I believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God. I believe that biblical morality and biblical principles are the spiritual foundation of our nation and that our Founders recognized their importance.
Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Georgia Senate race
, Jul 2, 2014
Lost campaigns in 1990, 1992 & 1996 before winning in 2006
If At First You Don't Succeed... The CQ Roll Call members database reveals that 18 members of the 113th Congress mounted multiple unsuccessful campaigns before finally winning a seat.
AMONG TWO-TIME LOSERS:
- Rep. Steve Stockman, R-TX, elected in
1994, lost primary in 1990, general election in 1992.
- Sen. Tom Udall, D-NM, elected to the House in 1998, lost primary in 1982, general election in 1988
Source: Cong. Quarterly Rollcall mag. on 2014 Georgia Senate race
, Mar 20, 2014
- Rep. Paul Broun, R-GA, elected in 2006, lost general election in
1990, primary in 1992, Senate primary in 1996
- Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-HI, elected in 2010, lost primary in 2006, special elections in 2003 and 2010
- Rep. Collin Peterson, D-MN, elected in 1990, lost primaries in 1982 and 1988, general elections in
1984 and 1986.
- Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-VT, elected to the House in 1990, lost general elections for the Senate in 1972 and 1974 and for the House in 1988.
- Rep. Juan Vargas, D-CA, elected in 2012, lost primaries in 1992, 1996 and 2006.
Separation of church and state is a mistaken idea
Broun, in a speech from the House floor, mixed personal religious testimony with Christian-nation claims. Broun's remarks start with a core Christian Reconstructionist principle: that God ordained family, church and government and gave each a specific
area of authority. But, he says, because of "this mistaken idea that we're supposed to have a separation of church and state, the family and the church have abdicated a lot of its duties over to government." (Reconstructionists believe that God did not
authorize government to be involved, for example, in education or the reduction of poverty; that role is meant for family and church.)
Broun calls the Bible "the basis of our nation," and says the fact that we aren't running society accordingly will
mean the death of our Republic. The founding fathers, he says, were "Bible-believing Christians" who believed that "every aspect of life should follow the dictates of God's inerrant word. That's what I believe in. That's what we should all believe in."
Source: Huffington Post AdWatch on 2014 Georgia Senate race
, Dec 11, 2013
Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization.
Broun co-sponsored recognizing Christianity's importance to western civilization
Source: Resolution on Importance of Christmas (H.Res.847) 07-HRes847 on Dec 6, 2007
- Whereas Christmas is a holiday of great significance to Americans and many other cultures;
- Whereas there are approximately 225,000,000 Christians in the US, making Christianity the religion of over 3/4 of the population;
- Whereas there are approximately 2,000,000,000 Christians throughout the world, making Christianity the largest religion in the world;
- Whereas Christians and Christianity have contributed greatly to the development of western civilization;
Whereas the United States, being founded as a constitutional republic in the traditions of western civilization, finds much in its history that points observers back to its Judeo-Christian roots;
- Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives recognizes the Christian faith as one of the great religions of the world;
- Acknowledges the role played by Christians and Christianity in the founding of the US and in the formation of the western civilization; and
- Rejects bigotry and persecution directed against Christians, both in the US and worldwide.
Member of the Tea Party movement.
Broun is a member the Tea Party movement
The Tea Party movement is a populist conservative social movement in the United States that emerged in 2009 through a series of locally and nationally coordinated protests. The protests were partially in response to several Federal laws: the stimulus package; te healthcare bill; and the TARP bailouts. The name "Tea Party" refers to the Boston Tea Party of 1773, the source of the phrase, "No Taxation Without Representation."
Source: Tea Party movement 10-Tea on Aug 11, 2010
Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend.
Broun co-sponsored Resolution for Ten Commandments Weekend
Expressing support for designation of the first weekend of May as Ten Commandments Weekend to recognize the significant contributions the Ten Commandments have made in shaping the principles, institutions, and national character of the United States.
- Whereas from the founding days of the United States, the Ten Commandments have been part of the Nation's basic cultural fabric;
- Whereas the Ten Commandments are a widely respected code of personal conduct and a declaration of fundamental principles for a fair and just society that transcend the diversity of cultural expression and faith in the United States;
- Whereas images of the Ten Commandments are prominently displayed in many Federal buildings, such as the US Supreme Court, National Archives, and Library of Congress; and
- Whereas in addition to being understood as an elemental source for US law, the Ten Commandments have become a recognized symbol in the Nation's culture:
Now, therefore, be it
Source: H.RES.211 11-HRes211 on Apr 7, 2011
Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
- supports the designation of Ten Commandments Weekend;
- celebrates the significant role the Ten Commandments have played in the development of significant public and private institutions of the US; and
- encourages citizens of all faiths and religious persuasions to reflect on the important impact that the Ten Commandments have had on the people and national character of the US.
Rated 100% by the AU, indicating opposition to separation of church & state.
Broun scores 100% Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
Scoring system for 2014: Ranges from 0% (supports separation of church & state) to 100% (opposed to separation of church & state).
About the AU (from their website, www.au.org):Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU) is a religious liberty watchdog group. Founded in 1947, the organization educates Americans about the importance of church-state separation in safeguarding religious freedom. AU is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans.
Americans United fights for church-state separation of a wide variety of fronts. Here are some of the issues we work on. We encourage you learn more about each of them. Knowledge is power.
Source: AU.org 14_AU on Jan 1, 2013
- Religion in Public Schools and Universities
- Creationism & Evolution
- School Prayer
- Bibles and Religious Texts in Curricula
- Student Religious Clubs
- Religious Music
Religious Displays and Holidays
- Pledge of Allegiance
- Use of School Buildings by Religious Groups
- The Faith-Based Initiative & Government Subsidies of Religious Institutions
- Constructing and Refurbishing Buildings Used for Religious Activities
- Faith-Based Prison Programs
- Tax Exemptions for Churches and Clergy
- School Vouchers & Government Subsidies of Religious Schools
- Official Prayer, Religious Displays & Ceremonial Religion
- Discrimination, Religious Exemptions & Free Exercise of Religion
- Churches and Politics
- Religious Groups' Involvement in Candidate Elections
- Religious Groups' Involvement in Ballot Initiatives
- Lobbying by Churches and Religious Groups
- Churches as Polling Places
- U.S.-Vatican Diplomatic Relations
- Marriage, Reproductive Justice & Other Privacy Issues
- Nominations & the Judiciary
- Fighting the Religious Right
2012 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Principles & Values:
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Left 113th Congress, 2013-2014:
AL-1: Jo Bonner(R,resigned)
IL-2: Jesse L. Jackson(D,convicted)
LA-5: Rodney Alexander(R,resigned)
MA-5: Ed Markey(D,elected)
MO-8: Jo Ann Emerson(R,resigned)
NJ-1: Rob Andrews(D,investigated)
SC-1: Tim Scott(R,appointed)
Newly-elected special elections 2013-2014:
AL-1: Bradley Byrne(R)
IL-2: Robin Kelly(D)
LA-5: Vance McAllister(R)
MA-5: Katherine Clark(D)
MO-8: Jason Smith(R)
NC-12: Pending Jul.15
NJ-1: Pending Nov.4
SC-1: Mark Sanford(R)
Won primary 2014:
MA-6 :Richard Tisei(R)
TX-4: John Ratcliffe(R)
VA-7: Dave Brat(R)
AL-6 :Gary Palmer(R)
AR-4 :Bruce Westerman(R)
CO-4 :Ken Buck(R)
GA-1 :Buddy Carter(R)
IA-1 :Pat Murphy(D)
MI-4 :John Moolenaar(R)
MN-6 :Tom Emmer(R)
NC-6 :Mark Walker(R)
NC-7 :David Rouzer(R)
NJ-12:Bonnie Watson Coleman(R)
NY-4 :Kathleen Rice(D)
OK-5 :Steve Russell(R)
UT-4 :Mia Love(R)
VA-8 :Don Beyer(D)
Retiring to run for Senate in 2014:
AR-4: Tom Cotton(R)
CO-4: Cory Gardner(R)
GA-1: Jack Kingston(R)
HI-1: Colleen Hanabusa(D)
IA-1: Bruce Braley(D)
LA-6: Bill Cassidy(R)
MT-0: Steve Daines(R)
OK-5: James Lankford(R)
WV-2: Shelley Moore Capito(R)
Former Reps running for House in 2014:
CA-3: Doug Ose(R)
HI-1: Charles Djou(R)
KS-4: Todd Tiahrt(R)
MI-4: Peter Konetchy(R)
MS-4: Gene Taylor(D)
MT-0: Denny Rehberg(R)
NH-1: Frank Guinta(R)
OH-7: John Boccieri(D)
Lost primary 2014:
MA-6: John Tierney(D)
TX-4: Ralph Hall(R)
VA-7: Eric Cantor(R)
Retiring to run for State Office in 2014:
AR-2: Tim Griffin(R)
ME-2: Mike Michaud(D)
VI-0: Donna Christensen(D)
Retiring effective Jan. 2015:
AL-6: Spencer Bachus(R)
AZ-7: Ed Pastor(D)
IA-3: Tom Latham(R)
MI-4: Dave Camp(R)
MI-6: Tom Petri(R)
MN-6: Michele Bachmann(R)
NC-6: Howard Coble(R)
NC-7: Mike McIntyre(D)
NJ-3: Jon Runyan(R)
NY-4: Carolyn McCarthy(D)
PA-6: Jim Gerlach(R)
UT-4: Jim Matheson(D)
VA-8: James Moran(D)
WA-4: Doc Hastings(R)
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