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    Republican congressional candidate says violent overthrow of

    Republican congressional candidate says violent overthrow of government is 'on the table.

    12:00 AM CDT on Friday, October 22, 2010

    By MELANIE MASON / The Dallas Morning News

    WASHINGTON – Republican congressional candidate Stephen Broden stunned his party Thursday, saying he would not rule out violent overthrow of the government if elections did not produce a change in leadership.

    In a rambling exchange during a TV interview, Broden, a South Dallas pastor, said a violent uprising "is not the first option," but it is "on the table." That drew a quick denunciation from the head of the Dallas County GOP, who called the remarks "inappropriate."

    Broden, a first-time candidate, is challenging veteran incumbent Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson in Dallas' heavily Democratic 30th Congressional District. Johnson's campaign declined to comment on Broden.

    In the interview, Brad Watson, political reporter for WFAA-TV (Channel , asked Broden about a tea party event last year in Fort Worth in which he described the nation's government as tyrannical.

    "We have a constitutional remedy," Broden said then. "And the Framers say if that don't work, revolution."

    Watson asked if his definition of revolution included violent overthrow of the government. In a prolonged back-and-forth, Broden at first declined to explicitly address insurrection, saying the first way to deal with a repressive government is to "alter it or abolish it."

    "If the government is not producing the results or has become destructive to the ends of our liberties, we have a right to get rid of that government and to get rid of it by any means necessary," Broden said, adding the nation was founded on a violent revolt against Britain's King George III.

    Watson asked if violence would be in option in 2010, under the current government.

    "The option is on the table. I don't think that we should remove anything from the table as it relates to our liberties and our freedoms," Broden said, without elaborating. "However, it is not the first option."

    Jonathan Neerman, head of the Dallas County Republican Party, said he's never heard Broden or other local Republican candidates advocate violence against the government.

    "It is a disappointing, isolated incident," Neerman said. He said he plans to discuss the matter with Broden's campaign.

    Ken Emanuelson, a Broden supporter and leading tea party organizer in Dallas, said he did not disagree with the "philosophical point" that people had the right to resist a tyrannical government.

    But, he said, "Do I see our government today anywhere close to that point? No, I don't."

    Emanuelson said he's occasionally heard people call for direct action against the government, but that they typically do not get involved in electoral politics.

    That Broden is "engaged in the election and running for office shows he's got faith in the system as it is," Emanuelson said.

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    Also in the interview, Broden backed away from other controversial statements he has made at rallies and on cable news appearances.

    In June 2009, he described the economic crash in the housing, banking and automotive industries as "contrived" and a "set up" by the Obama administration.

    Asked Thursday about the validity of these, Broden said they were "authentic crises facing this nation."

    Broden also retreated from other remarks last year that chided Americans for not being more outraged over government intrusion, comparing them to Jews "walking into the furnaces" under the Nazi regime in Germany.

    "They are our enemies, and we must resist them," he said of government leaders.

    Broden said Thursday that he wasn't trying to compare President Barack Obama to Hitler and he mistakenly linked the U.S. in 2010 to Nazi Germany.

    In the uphill campaign against Johnson, Broden has sought to capitalize on her misuse of scholarship funds from the Congressional Black Caucus
    Foundation, a nonprofit entity.

    In late August, The Dallas Morning News reported that Johnson provided 23 scholarships over five years to two of her grandsons, two children of her nephew, and two children of her top aide in Dallas. None of those recipients were eligible under the foundation's anti-nepotism rules or residency requirements. She has
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    somewhere near Mexico I reckon!
    My wife said to me last nite that with all the riots in France and Greece and the problems with gov. all over, that it will make it's way here eventually. I told her the difference between us and the rest of these countries is the NRA. "Those damn! Americans, got more guns, then since!" I assured her that this Nov. will be the "The shot heard, around the world and that if the repubs. don't live up to they're end of the bargain, that they're days in congress would too be numbered.
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    No doubt there will be a revolution - peaceful or not. Someone I know, who less than a year ago told me to "give Obama a chance" brought it up earlier just today. People are finally starting to wake up, I think...
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    It has happened through out history all over the world

    Why should we be any different

    I think thought it will be a race war in this country
    I think it will also be a clash of cultures in Europe

    Hispanic against American
    Muslim against Anglo Saxon

    All the markers are there , all the clues have been given
    we have been warned

    But we are stupid stupid people , We created the greatest civilization on earth for this time period , And we are going to lose it

    Rome lost it also.

    To be honest , I probably won't live to see it but this country has set itself up for a 3 way massive slaughter

    Blacks vs Whites vs Latinos

    Its going to happen , of that there is no doubt

    its a matter of when

    Personally I believe the latinos win , simply because of the numbers ,

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    no they wont. they cant even take control of their own countries, from their own people. only parasites here in the USA, and times almost up. america will not fall to a few million uneducated drunken retards, that have no direction or larger reason to literally die in a feeble attempt. cowards and theives are the most they are. have more faith brother.

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    wow i hope this guy doesn't win , he is OUT there ..

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    somewhere near Mexico I reckon!
    10 days left.
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