Montana state rep says US Constitution calls for socialists to be jailed or shot

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It makes sense that a guy who claims the constitution says something it definitely doesn’t, also doesn’t know the difference between Venezuelan governance and what the Democrats are on about.

But if you thought he was dumb because of that, holy shitballs this line:

“I agree with my Constitution,” Garcia said. “That’s what makes us free. We’re not a democracy, we’re a Republic Constitution.”


I’m guessing this man would fail a quiz on “his” constitution…

I would also pay good money to see that televised. And uploaded to YouTube for posterity. :wink:


Garcia added he believes socialism is growing, citing advertising he says is done by socialists on Facebook.

His advertising profile likely says he’s very interested in buying some socialism, as that’s all he talks about.


Hey State Rep. Rodney Garcia!te13nor


I was sure, absolutely sure, that this was going to be an off-the-cuff comment about hating socialists, and not to be taken literally. But no, this is a Trump-level, no-bones-about-it-clarified-wrongness that is hard to justify.

And the off-the-cuff comments, made at a Republican party event, were contradicted by party officials. But then he stuck with them anyways! After direct questioning by a journalist!

And he’ll probably be re-elected because everything is fucked!


Economy dependent on the national highway system, receives $240 M in social security benefits, 25% of the population on medicaid.

My god he’s right!


Considering how people like that (mis)interpret the Bible, that’s no surprise.


Garcia could not to point to where in the Constitution it says socialists could be shot or jailed.

Maybe somewhere toward the back?

If you’re looking for exhibit 1A about why the Constitution doesn’t allow the the state to criminalize membership in unpopular (at least to a ruling a party) organizations, this guy does a nice job of illustrating the point.


Well, I hear conservatives claim Hitler was a socialist because, you know, “National Socialism.” I guess we could ask the honorable rep if that means he’s OK with jailing/shooting Nazis. There do seem to be a lot of them in Montana.

My local Trumper asked me if I was a socialist when I said I was voting for Bernie. I replied that was like asking me if I was a Christian-- who defines what is or isn’t Christianity or socialism? Catholics have very little in common with Pentecostals. (On a side note he was also bragging about what a good catholic he was, then later quipped that the new pope is a communist.)

Basically everyone on the right is thinking “Stalinist” when they use the word socialist. Nixon would be a socialist now by their weird metric.


He’s bound to find some on eBay, and Amazon is sure to offer some.


Just like the Democratic Republic of the Congo is definitely a Democratic Republic.


Just like the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.


It’s time for my favourite bible quote!

Acts 4:32-5:10

The Believers Share Their Possessions

32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.

36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”), 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.

Ananias and Sapphira

5 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 2 With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.

3 Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? 4 Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.”

5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. 6 Then some young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him.

7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?”

“Yes,” she said, “that is the price.”

9 Peter said to her, “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.”

10 At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband.


I see what you did there.


Hey, it IS in Congo! One out of three, right?


Congo is a different country

To be fair, both countries have the river Congo flow through them


Chomsky called Nixon the last liberal president. (Would link to the article, but it’s HuffPost and they don’t let you opt out of tracking cookies.)