Meet Jon Hubbard, candidate for state representative in district 75, my district in Jonesboro, against incumbent representative Joan Cash. Why do I call him a whacko? Check his website. From the home page:
I will work with conservative legislators to address the many challenges facing Arkansas and America today, even if it means going against the demands and the dictates of an overly aggressive and out-of-control Federal government!
And perhaps the most important pledge I can make to the people of District 75, the citizens of Arkansas, and to myself, is to do whatever I can to defend, protect, and preserve our Christian heritage. Regardless of one’s religious beliefs, if we as a nation continue to turn away from those Christian principles and values upon which this great nation was founded, we will have truly lost everything worth saving!
My allegiance is to no one except the people of District 75, and the citizens of AR. I will whole heartedly fight to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against “all” enemies, both foreign and domestic.
Gee, just who do you think he means with those quotation marks around the word all? But it gets better. From his issues page:
The Tenth Amendment to the US Constitution states that, “The powers not delegated to the United States (Federal Government) by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the People.” The Federal government has stolen rights reserved to the States by The United States Constitution, and these rights must be protected and challenged by our State government if necessary.
I believe in protecting traditional marriage and family values. So many of our traditional values have come under attack from a liberal-socialist movement whose goal is to destroy America and turn it into a breeding ground for every group who wants something for nothing.
The education process is only possible when dedicated and qualified teachers are allowed to do their job in an atmosphere free of intimidation by destructive liberal teacher unions, unqualified politicians, and undisciplined malcontents whose only purpose is to disrupt the educational process. Strict but fair discipline must be returned to our educational system, or the education process will continue to fail. We must turn away from the liberal philosophy that rewards mediocrity, and return to the truth that ambition and achievement are the correct path to excellence in education. The philosophy of liberal educators has created generations of uninspired and underachieving adults, thus leading to our steady decline as a nation.
I will propose legislation that will ban State Courts and Judges from using the precepts of foreign countries or cultures, specifically Sharia or international law to decide the outcome of cases brought before State Courts. We must ensure that no foreign or international law be given equal or parallel standing that will override or circumvent the United States Constitution or the Constitution of the State of Arkansas, or to be given the option of arbitration in lieu of State or Federal Court Systems.
I propose that the Constitutional qualifications of anyone who chooses to appear on an Arkansas election ballot must be verified and documented beyond challenge, and any documentation provided to comply with this qualification requirement should become public record. Anyone refusing to provide this documentation must be denied inclusion on any and all Arkansas election ballots, and I will propose and/or sponsor legislation that will guarantee this.
Sharia law? Seriously? And with that last one, birther curious much?
Seriously, Hubbard is off h is rocker. And if he succeeds in beating Joan Cash it will be to the loss of Jonesboro. I don’t agree with Representative Cash on everything-she let me have it at one point for having supported Bill Halter in the primary-but she is an excellent representative for Jonesboro. With her background in business and agriculture and her willingness to stick her neck out for the right cause even when she knows it might cost her, Rep. Cash is the kind of leader Jonesboro needs in the legislature as it’s growth continues and its demographics change. What this city doesn’t need is a crazy person like Jon Hubbard.