Excerpts of printed material from three Arkansas Republicans currently running for the Arkansas House of Representatives drew national attention this week after they were published by the Times' Arkansas Blog (Talk Business first excerpted from the Hubbard book). In a statement on the excerpts from Fuqua and Hubbard's books, state Republican chairman Doyle Webb said their statements "do not reflect the viewpoints of the Republican Party of Arkansas," but tried to blame the situation on Democrats, saying, "It's unfortunate the Democratic Party of Arkansas is attempting to hold onto one-party control by engaging in distractions that do nothing to put hardworking Arkansans back to work and rebuild our economy." See a list of those who've given to the three, including a host of current and former state legislators and congressmen, at arktimes.com/fundingstooges.
Rep. Jon Hubbard
From his book "Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative," self-published March 2009 via iUniverse.
"... the institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth."
"Wouldn't life for blacks in America today be more enjoyable and successful if they would only learn to appreciate the value of a good education?"
"...the immigration issue, both legal and illegal... will lead to planned wars or extermination. Although now this seems to be barbaric and uncivilized, it will at some point become as necessary as eating and breathing."
From his book "God's Law: The Only Political Solution," self-published in April 2012 via American Book Publishing.
"The maintenance of civil order in society rests on the foundation of family discipline. 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 rebellious children is not something to be taken lightly. The guidelines for administering the death penalty to rebellious children are given in Deut 21:18-2."
"We cannot continue to sustain the percentage of our population that is in prison. No prison term should be longer than two years. Prison should be unpleasant and rehabilitative. Anyone that cannot be rehabilitated in two years should be executed."
"I see no solution to the Muslim problem short of expelling all followers of the religion from the United States."
"The minimum wage should be set at zero. It is simply a lie that raising the minimum wage helps people at the low end of the pay scale."
Rep. Loy Mauch
Excerpts from letters to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Jan. 8, 2009: ... 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?
The South has always stood by the Constitution and limited government. When one attacks the Confederate Battle Flag, he is certainly denouncing these principles of government as well as Christianity.
July 21, 2002: Angi Taylor's guest column about Juneteenth is well intended, but predictably goose steps with the cult of Lincoln. ... The part of her article that says "Lincoln was for a legal system based on integrity" is hilarious. How can any elected official who swears to uphold the Constitution, then proceeds to commit premeditated murder upon it, be acknowledged [for] having integrity?
Oct. 7, 2000: I'm very proud my ancestors stood up to Northern aggression. The Confederate flag to me is not only a symbol of our brief period of independence and our loyalty to the 1789 Constitution, but also a symbol of Christian liberty vs. the new world order.