Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Defying the national trend which saw Democrats win the presidency and dramatically expand their majorities in the Senate and the House, Republican Congressman Paul Broun, M.D., won 61% of the vote against his Democrat challenger last Tuesday.
“I am deeply appreciative to the people of Georgia’s 10th District for their expression of confidence in the job that I am doing in Congress. I first ran in 2007 on a platform of ‘positive change’ and that is what I am trying to achieve,” Broun said.
Broun asked that “citizens sincerely pray for our nation and its leaders during the difficult times that we are experiencing and the challenges that surely lie ahead.”
Congressman Broun said that while he has “serious disagreements with Barack Obama’s political views and declared agenda, after he is inaugurated and when he chooses to do what I believe is right for the country, I will support him. However, I will be the first to oppose him if he chooses to actually pursue a radical, left-wing socialist agenda. My deep concern is that he has a vision that is fundamentally different from the system of limited federal government that our Founders established, and that he will attempt to destroy the free enterprise, free market economic system which has made us the wealthiest nation in the history of the world.”
“I will continue to stand for the Constitution, individual God-given liberties, and the free market,” Broun pledged.
Congressman Broun encouraged “citizens to rally in support of a conservative resurgence within the Republican Party. For two election cycles, the people have punished the Republican Party for abandoning its principles. We need to return to our principles, and we need strong leadership that can clearly articulate the conservative message and contrast it with the competing ideas of the liberals.”
Finally, Broun declared that “as it has been said ‘the price of liberty is eternal vigilance,’ and citizens must be vigilant to protect American liberties from the threat of an administration that may attempt to subvert our institutions, discard our moral values, and suppress basic freedoms such as freedom of speech, freedom of religious expression, freedom of assembly, and the right to keep and bear arms. We must not allow them to supplant liberty with statist control, and our economic system with class envy, confiscatory taxation, and wealth redistribution.”