The Earl of Douchebag
I've celebrated plenty of douchebaggery in this space before. But those idiots were just two-bit pretenders. This is just mind-boggling.
Charlie Fuqua is a lawyer and former Arkansas state legislator running for reelection on the Republican ticket. He is also, it turns out, a big believer in the Biblical practice of dangling the threat of death over children's heads in order to get them to respect their parents. What a guy!What does one have to do to be considered unfit by Republicans to run for office? It's not like Fuqua, who also favors forced sterilization of nonsupportive parents, wrote, "The death penalty for rebellioius [sic] children is not something to be taken lightly" yesterday. He published this brilliance in April. So is the GOP not supporting Fuqua's candidacy anymore because of his beliefs, or because his beliefs are now widely known? I mean, I would think the vetting process would include having someone halfway literate read the candidate's recent book.
According to the Arkansas Times, a passage from Fuqua's book, God's Law: The Only Political Solution, says that though child murder should not be "taken lightly," it could be helpful in the fight against scourges of "rebellious children."