Will Paul Broun become the person to take Sen. Saxby Chambliss' place to represent Georgia in the United States Senate? Perhaps it's too early to tell, but he very well could be.
Riding the anti-Obamacare wave and part of the Tea Party Caucus, Paul Broun might just become the populist candidate Georgia voters are hoping to elect.
But, as with all elections in the United States, the choice will be up to the voters.
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Paul Broun, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, has politics in his genes. His father, Paul Collins Senior, was a Georgia state senator. (During his tenure, Paul Broun's father represented the Clarke County region of Georgia, slightly north of Atlanta and contains Athens, GA.)
Broun is a physician by trade. He attended UGA, the Medical College of Georgia, and went on to become a doctor in Alabama after attending UAB. Although not licensed to practice medicine in Georgia, Broun has a tendency to make folks know he's a doctor during his anti-Obamacare speeches.
Although Broun grew up as a Democrat, he is now extremely conservative. His libertarian and constitutionalist viewpoints have been a point of pride and controversy while representing the 10th congressional district in Georgia.
Broun's political stance could be best summarized as a modern libertarian. He's a libertarian in the sense that he, like the founders of our country, believes that government should be as limited as possible and only play a role when absolutely necessary. It's "modern" because no politician could be elected to the Senate on traditional libertarian values. (True Tea Party politics would, in theory, eliminate public schools and universities, public hospitals, social security, welfare, etc.) And no matter how populists one's stances may be in a state like Georgia, there's no way Broun could get elected making making those stances.
Broun has some good (if not great) reasons why he should be elected as the next United States Senator to represent Georgia. Obamacare is a complete disaster just as Paul Broun predicted it would be. Healthcare premiums are skyrocketing and HealthCare.gov is still a train-wreck. And, the government's spending certainly needs to be reigned in.
Here are some Paul Broun's stances on social & foreign policy issues, as well as the role of government. Keep in mind this website is constantly updated as Broun declares or clarifies his position on the issues that will determine whether or not he is elected as the next United States Senator for Georgia in 2014.
Paul Broun does not believe in global warming. On several instances, Broun has suggested that global warming is a left-wing conspiracy intended to support liberals' environmental agenda. When asked about the energy crisis in more general terms, Broun supports nuclear energy as the solution.
"Scientists all over this world say that the idea of human induced global climate change is one of the greatest hoaxes perpetrated out of the scientific community. It is a hoax. There is no scientific consensus."
Broun is a self-proclaimed Constitutionalist. In other words, he believes (like most people) that we should always look to the Constitution to resolve political or ideological battles. In the case of gun control, Paul Broun has the 2nd Amendment on his side.
“The Founding Fathers...gave us the Second Amendment as a mechanism to prevent government from overrunning our country"
According to Broun, the United States healthcare system should be returned to private companies. In his opinion, Obamacare is a complete disaster that will drive the United States into billions of dollars in debt. Paul Broun, as a physician, is very adamant about the issue and it will be one of the core issues that determines his elect-ability as Georgia's new senator. This can be seen in his comment:
"The thing is, I know there's a lot of frustration with this president. We're going to have an election next year. Hopefully, we'll elect somebody that's going to be a conservative, limited-government president ... who will sign a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare."
Broun is a staunch supporter of Reagan-like foreign policy. He's a staunch supporter of racial profiling in the name of preventing another terrorist attack on the United States.
As a senator, you can expect that he'll take a hard-line approach to issues regarding national defense, our allies such as Israel, and the prevention of future terrorist attacks.
"Well, Shannon, what happened at the airport is, uh, an elderly lady walked -- ah, followed me behind in the [TSA] screening process, and she was patted down. A little kid was patted down. And this guy in Arabian attire just walks right through."
Openly a very religious man, Paul Broun believes the Bible (and religion) should play a significant role in the a Senator's decision making process. If elected, his religious convictions will shape how he governs the nation. This can be seen on issues such as abortion and evolution.
Paul Broun believes abortion shouldn't ever be considered. If you combine his faith with his strict constitutionalist values, this only makes sense.
Broun's deep South conservatism is evident in his position on evolution. Paul Broun, like many Teaparty Candidates, does not believe in evolution. He discards the ideas as:
"Lies straight from the pit of hell ...lies to try to keep me and all the folks who are taught that from understanding that they need a savior."
Broun goes against most Republicans with his belief on marijuana. In many public forums, Paul Broun has stated his support for the decriminalization of marijuana and an end to the War on Drugs. Additoinaly, the Georgia congressman said in a recent speech to University of Georgia students that marijuana should be an issue left to the states, not the Federal government.
“This is a state issue – not a federal issue”
As you might expect, Paul Broun isn't a big fan of Barak Obama. It actually wouldn't be a stretch to say he despises the President. It's common for Braun to describe Obama and the Democratic party as having a socialists agenda; which, from Paul Broun's perspective, is probably fair. Essentially, Broun opposes pretty much everything that Obama believes.
"Who is going to shoot Obama?"*
*It should be noted that the publisher of this site would never suggest the killing of a United State President; regardless of political affiliation. Furthermore, while the rest of this website is 100% objective, we do not think this this comment by Paul Broun is acceptable, irrespective of the context in which it was made.