GOP Candidate for Congress Says a Violent Overthrow of Government Is ‘On the Table’

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Photo: Courtesy of Stephen Broden

Stephen Broden, a pastor and GOP nominee for Texas's 30th district, which covers most of Dallas, is not one of those hysterical militant types who wants everyone to go grab their weapons and overthrow the government. No sir. He wants a "revolution," sure, but at the ballot box. And if that doesn't work, then okay, an actual revolution.


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."

After all, Broden points out, the country was founded on a violent revolution. Which is true. Therefore, whenever we're annoyed with our government, we should have another one?

GOP congressional candidate Stephen Broden says violent overthrow of government is 'on the table' [Dallas Morning News]