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Excerpt: "A man running as a Republican for State Representative in Arkansas published a book in which he endorses the death penalty for rebellious children."

Charlie Fuqua, the Republican candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives who called for expelling Muslims from the United States in his book, also wrote in support for instituting the death penalty for 'rebellious children.' (photo: AP)
Charlie Fuqua, the Republican candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives who called for expelling Muslims from the United States in his book, also wrote in support for instituting the death penalty for 'rebellious children.' (photo: AP)

Arkansas Republican Endorses Death Penalty for Rebellious Children

By Stephen C. Webster, The Raw Story

09 October 12


man running as a Republican for State Representative in Arkansas published a book in which he endorses the death penalty for rebellious children and much, much more.

In his book "God's Law: The Only Political Solution," published in April, former Arkansas Department of Human Services attorney Charlie Fuqua explains that he supports killing wayward kids because that's what a Bronze Age tribe did in his favorite religious text.

"The maintenance of civil order in society rests on the foundation of family discipline," he wrote, according to an excerpt published by The Arkansas Times. "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 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."

He goes on to write: "Even though this procedure would rarely be used, if it were the law of land, it would give parents authority. Children would know that their parents had authority and it would be a tremendous incentive for children to give proper respect to their parents."

Fuqua's run is being bankrolled by established Republicans in the state, including the party itself and the House Republican Leadership PAC. Spokeswoman Katherine Vasilos told Raw Story in an email that the Republican Party of Arkansas had no plans to make financial contributions to Fuqua in the future.

In his book, Fuquoa also expresses his opposition to paying minimum wage, funding public education and what he calls the "Muslim problem," which he believes could be dealt with by expelling all the Muslims from America. He adds that prisoners who cannot be rehabilitated within two years should just be executed to save money.

And in a diatribe published to his campaign website, Fuqua explains that liberals and Muslims have formed a "strange alliance" around their links to the "antichrist," because, as he explains, "they both deny that Jesus is God in the flesh of man, and the savior of mankind. They both also hold that their cause should take over the entire world through violent, bloody, revolution. Both want to end freedom of speech so that their doctrine cannot be criticized. Neither can survive in a free marketplace of ideas."

He's running against incumbent State Rep. James McLean (D), a conservative Democrat with an A- rating from the National Rifle Association. your social media marketing partner


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+40 # Gnome de Pluehm 2012-10-09 08:42
This fool does not deserve comment.
+31 # MJnevetS 2012-10-09 09:15
"This fool does not deserve" air to breathe.
+8 # hillwright 2012-10-09 09:48
...unless the Republicans gain control of the country.

Lesser fascists have taken over governments, but they, of course, needed the support of the industrial base.

What an idea...!
+22 # Adoregon 2012-10-09 09:07
Fuqua-ed up to the max.

Does this guy have children???
+12 # davidh7426 2012-10-09 13:44
I've heard a rumour that he does. Perhaps some one should inform the authorities IMMEDIATELY!!!
+23 # LeeBlack 2012-10-09 09:22
If Romney is elected, as a strong supporter of "States Rights" people like this will be in charge.
+46 # Buddha 2012-10-09 09:29
From my viewpoint, the Taliban and our Far Right Christians seem to simply be different sides of the same coin.
+15 # dovelane1 2012-10-09 15:15
Actually, I believe they are both on th3e same side of the coin. The coin is love on one side, and fear on the other. They are on the side of fear. It's what drives them, and it'w wwshat they want to use to manipulate or cotrol other people

The only difference is who want to blame their fears on. It's the blaming of others that leads to the kinds of atrocities we keep seeing happen in the world.

Instead of taking responsibility for our fears, anyone who is dysfunctional looks for someone else to blame. That's where the ide3a of scapegoats comes from.

As long as a zealot can blame their fear on someone else, they are trying to change the wrong person. And that is why they always fail in their attempts to control others. That is also why they continue trying to change everyone else.

The Koch brothers and everyone else like them are doing the same thing. Through Romney, they are trying to blame all our problems on Obama and the liberals, or on anyone else that disagrees with their policies and priorities.

The first commandment should be don't let anyone scare you. Or maybe, don't trust anyone that wants you to be afraid of anything. There is nothing to fear. It all just needs to be understood.
+19 # HowardMH 2012-10-09 09:43
Stupid is as stupid does and there obviously a whole lot of really, really stupid imbeciles in Arkansas. I could go on but I have probably already exceeded the attention span of most people in Arkansas.
+23 # chrisconnolly 2012-10-09 09:44
This is what the republican party has turned into. I know they weren't always such cold hearted lunatics with unlimited, anonymous cash. We need to vote straight Democrat just to get a handle on this idiocy.
+16 # tswhiskers 2012-10-09 09:55
I would like to suggest that every politician who advocates biblical science and esp. biblical politics be required to read the Old Testament thoroughly and often before he places his views in front of the public. There is a reason why the Old Testament is called "Old" and the New Testament is called "New." Anyone who reads the books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy should be able to see immediately the contradictions between those 2 books and even more, the differences of cruelty and humanity between the 2 Testaments. I suspect that not even the most diehard fundamentalist would be able to live entirely by Old Testament law. We are well away from a time when women were valued in terms of livestock, and people were stoned for adultery or giving a daughter for the entertainment of a guest. Many still view the Bible as the unmitigated word of God but those people need to look at that word much more closely at that word and decide if they really want to live their lives by it exclusively and condemn others to do the same.
+6 # dovelane1 2012-10-09 15:19
As with the lies Romney is telling, people don't want to look too closely at whatever their self-image is dependent on believing.

As has been writtenm, it is gratifying to be cured of an affliction, but it is terrifying to be divested of a crutch.

You can tell when the crutch is being threatened by how personally people take even the possibility that their crutch is being threatened.
+19 # Regina 2012-10-09 10:00
The Republican Party has gone on a crackpot campaign to fill Congressional seats with doctrinaire idiots. There are two ignorant nutcases serving on the House Science Committee; many more "deniers" fill seats with their empty and twisted heads (but full pockets from lobbyists), and here's another one ranting on child mis-development . Considering the advancement in education during the last century or so, the extremist righties really dig to find such mis-candidates. The fact that these dingbats are all religiously driven is giving religion a big black eye.
+24 # kelly 2012-10-09 10:01
I thought he was against so-called "sharia" law. He simply wants enforce his own, harsher brand, I suppose.
+12 # Billy Bob 2012-10-09 12:59
You beat me to it. repugs go on and on about their fears of "sharia law". Now we find out they're just jealous. They wish they'd thought of it first.
+11 # cordleycoit 2012-10-09 10:08
Inbreeding and cruelty have been traits and part and parcel of Arkansas politics since Orville Fabus oh yea if they are Republicans there is the ever present racism which afflicts the whole state.The hey Zeke culture is spreading to the South's favorite, worship of Christs evil twin the god of cancer and the death penalty for preteens and of course marriage to the sister of your choice. To hear the whole Republican platform listen to Tom Lear's Tune Swanee.
+23 # Corvette-Bob 2012-10-09 10:14
He sounds like he would fit right into the U.S. Congress. You think that is redicules you say. Right now it is estimated that 40,000 people die each year due to no health insurance. I have personally known two people who died due to no health insurance. We have a Presidential candidate who advocates stripping the citizens of this country of health care and to let an ambulance pick them up when they are seriously ill and take them to the ER for emergency care. Now that is a a health care program that you can die with.
+7 # dick 2012-10-09 10:42
He's no dumber than the the other yokels with imaginary Santa Claus friends & deadly viruses on the Ark with 1,000 dinosaurs.
+8 # Old Man 2012-10-09 11:00
Maybe Arizona will adopt his view point, it's a state that does what it wants opposed to it's voters wants.
+20 # linkedout 2012-10-09 11:17
But I'm guessing that as a staunch Christian, he's pro-life.

+21 # lorenbliss 2012-10-09 11:32
We jeer this JesuNazi at our own peril.

He is the quintessence of Republicanism, the ultimate, Ruling-Class-fi nanced purpose of which is imposing zero-tolerance Christian theocracy on the United States.

Charlie Fuqua makes no secret of this intent because he lives in the South, which is already a de facto theocracy.

Yes, murdering children for disobedience is in fact part of the Biblical Law the corporate-funde d theocrats intend to impose. So is stripping women of all rights (including the right to vote). Likewise the public burning of unbelievers.

But surely, you say, the people who run corporations can't be that savage.

Guess again: consider Bophal, Exxon Valdez, Deepwater Horizon. Remember Karen Silkwood.

Never forget the core truth of capitalism: infinite greed elevated to maximum virtue.

Then recognize that under theocracy, CEO's rule by divine right. Work orders are holy writ. As in the Parable of the Talents, the person who has least is punished with the most harshness.

Unless we awaken, such is the future that awaits us.
+8 # Anarchist 23 2012-10-09 12:33
He is a 'Dominionist' a very dangerous belief system-check out someone named Rushdooney for full details of what the Dominionists will do to us if they gain secular power. I know I am already marked for death-but you might be surprised to find yourselves in the same categories.
+11 # Kootenay Coyote 2012-10-09 12:49
The eponymous Fuqua needs to be watched: the indiscriminate violence in his views suggests serious psychopathology .
+6 # Nel 2012-10-09 13:10
Maybe Obama will ask Romney about that in the next debate.
+10 # davidh7426 2012-10-09 13:29
"...Charlie Fuqua explains that he supports killing wayward kids because that's what a Bronze Age tribe did in his favorite religious text."...

I don't suppose there's any chance of getting him interested in Lemmings


I've been trying since yesterday to think of a good enough word to describe this person. EVIL is the only word that comes close to being accurate, but even it isn't close to describing this piece of human effluent
+14 # panhead49 2012-10-09 14:08
Dang - I shot both sons the "I brought you into this world and I can take you out" look on several occassions as they grew to adulthood and that was all it took.

This guy has a bat crap crazy view of parenting. Sure hope he isn't a parent. If he is, I hope his children grow up to be atheists. Maybe even gay, registered Dem atheists. His head would probably explode - I'd pay to see that!
+5 # seeuingoa 2012-10-10 01:48
Nice book the Bible.

And have a look also at the first
book of Samuel, chapter 15, where God
asks for genocide of the Amaleks.

God should be sitting in the Hague
besides Karadzic and Mladic.

Maybe it is still possible as crimes
against humanity never expires.

Can´t the Hague start by making an
international arrest warrant?

Maybe he can be stopped in an airport when he takes a plane going on vacation.
+5 # RMDC 2012-10-10 04:39
There really is no limit to the insanity of the christian fundamentalists . They can read any kind of lunatic idea out of the bible. In reality, the bible is just they history of a tribe of people. They were much the same as other people in the bronze age. They had their own family god. That's all it is. But real lunatics believe somehow that every sentence in this book applies literally to our own times.

I give up. Republicans are capable of anything. They want less government but will pass any law necessary to maintain law and order. Next we'll hear that we need a law requiring us to kill ourselves if we think any prohibited thoughts.
+5 # phrixus 2012-10-10 08:01
"You can't fix stupid." Apparently fixing crazy is just as difficult.
+2 # davidh7426 2012-10-10 17:32
Here's something to think about while you're trying to get to sleep tonight...

What if somebody reads his book & takes it literally, his/her kids get a bit stroppy, so they apply the books RECOMMENDED PENALTY.

There are certainly enough people crazy enough to do it, & some are guaranteed to try using it as a defence.

Perhaps the right honourable idiot from Arkansas, should be arrested for incitement to commit murder or possible child endangerment.
+2 # WolfTotem 2012-10-11 16:42
"A well-behaved child is a nasty, cowardly, sanctimonious little snitch – far better a naughty one."

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

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