Thursday, June 27, 2013

TX Congressman Gohmert: “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live!” |

Ridiculous and funny, and yet, can't help but feel a bit nervous around morons like this:
Gohmert: “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live!” | By W.H. Gavescon, Friday, June 21, 2013

WASHINGTON—“Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live!” proclaimed Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert (R) at a rally sponsored by the Republican Study Committee (RSC), Thursday. Unusually forceful in his language, Rep. Gohmert was wrapping up a speech advocating a bill that called for stricter regulation of witches’ covens and other occult related organizations in several states along the Mississippi River Basin. Supported by 17 members of the House Tea Party Caucus (as well as 3 House Democrats), the bill is set to go to committee next week but is already receiving harsh criticism over First Amendment and other concerns. One of its authors, Rep. Gohmert maintains that, building on provisions of the NDAA, the bill enhances the ability of the NSA and the FBI to monitor witches and would put into place “reasonable and common sense” provisions for cracking down on some of the Mississippi Delta’s more notorious covens. (Gohmert likens these provisions to anti-gang legislation. He also claims they have precedence in the anti-sorcery statutes of Arkansas and Alabama.)


Deborah Andrews said...

this article is a hoax. its merely a repost of a blog. Its the only post on the blog site as well. Please cite references.

Regan Lee said...

Well, I did link. If you have evidence it's a hoax, you're welcome to share references.

From what I gather, Gohmert was supposedly joking. Hmmm... and yet, he's all for NSA, etc. So, while he might have been joking (though one gets the feeling he would burn witches if only he could), the sentiment remains in oh so many ways. So, wouldn't call it a "hoax" exactly. More like, lame attempt at a joke to make a point.