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October 13, 2012

No Southern comfort from some in GOP


In “God’s Law,” he referenced the Bible and said execution would involve judicial approval.

“Even though this procedure would rarely be used,” he wrote, “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.”

When asked about adverse reaction to his views about expelling Muslims, Fuqua told the Associated Press that he was surprised.

“I think my views are fairly well-accepted by most people,” he said.

He really said that.

In a 2010 book, Republican Arkansas state Rep. Jon Hubbard wrote that slavery “may have been a blessing.”

Loy Mauch is a Republican Tea Party member of the Arkansas House of Representatives who has called Abraham Lincoln a “fake neurotic Northern war criminal” and said “If slavery were so God-awful, why didn’t Jesus or Paul condemn it, why was it in the Constitution and why wasn’t there a war before 1861?”

It’s important to remember that the vast majority of Republican office-holders — North and South — are quite sane and learned.

Yup, keep remembering that.

Sam Pollak is the editor The Daily Star. He can be reached at or at (607) 432-1000, ext. 208. His columns can be found at




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