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On July 25, 2007, Broun was sworn in by [[Speaker of the United States House of Representatives|House Speaker]] [[Nancy Pelosi]].<ref>[http://onlineathens.com/stories/072607/news_20070726055.shtml "Broun sworn in"], OnlineAthens.com, July 26, 2007</ref> On January 3, 2013, Broun declined to vote for [[John Boehner]]'s re-election as [[Speaker of the United States House of Representatives]], instead nominating outspoken Florida Representative [[Allen West (politician)|Allen West]], even through West lost his bid for re-election in November 2012 and was no longer a member of Congress.<ref>Chris Moody (January 3, 2013), [http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/john-boehner-elected-speaker-house-190301689--politics.html John Boehner re-elected as speaker of the House] ''[[Yahoo News]]''</ref> According to [[Politico]] reporter Charlie Mahtesian, Broun has "a flair for the provocative."<ref>[http://www.politico.com/blogs/charlie-mahtesian/?ml=bl_cm Who are the Boehner resisters?] ''[[Politico]]'' January 3, 2013</ref>
 
On July 25, 2007, Broun was sworn in by [[Speaker of the United States House of Representatives|House Speaker]] [[Nancy Pelosi]].<ref>[http://onlineathens.com/stories/072607/news_20070726055.shtml "Broun sworn in"], OnlineAthens.com, July 26, 2007</ref> On January 3, 2013, Broun declined to vote for [[John Boehner]]'s re-election as [[Speaker of the United States House of Representatives]], instead nominating outspoken Florida Representative [[Allen West (politician)|Allen West]], even through West lost his bid for re-election in November 2012 and was no longer a member of Congress.<ref>Chris Moody (January 3, 2013), [http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/john-boehner-elected-speaker-house-190301689--politics.html John Boehner re-elected as speaker of the House] ''[[Yahoo News]]''</ref> According to [[Politico]] reporter Charlie Mahtesian, Broun has "a flair for the provocative."<ref>[http://www.politico.com/blogs/charlie-mahtesian/?ml=bl_cm Who are the Boehner resisters?] ''[[Politico]]'' January 3, 2013</ref>
   
Broun is a political [[Conservatism in the United States|conservative]]. In May 2009, Broun proposed failed legislation that would have proclaimed 2010 "The Year Of The Bible".<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/22832.html |title=Lawmaker wants to make 2010 'Year of the Bible' |publisher=[[Politico (newspaper)|Politico]] |date=May 22, 2009}}</ref> He also introduced a bill to ban the sale or rental of sexually explicit materials on U.S. military installations.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:H.R.5821 |title=Bill Text - 110th Congress (2007-2008) - THOMAS (Library of Congress) |publisher=Thomas.loc.gov |date= |accessdate=2012-11-29}}</ref>
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Broun is a political [[Conservatism in the United States|conservative]]. In May 2009, Broun proposed legislation that would have proclaimed 2010 "The Year Of The Bible".<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/22832.html |title=Lawmaker wants to make 2010 'Year of the Bible' |publisher=[[Politico (newspaper)|Politico]] |date=May 22, 2009}}</ref> He also introduced a bill to ban the sale or rental of sexually explicit materials on U.S. military installations.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:H.R.5821 |title=Bill Text - 110th Congress (2007-2008) - THOMAS (Library of Congress) |publisher=Thomas.loc.gov |date= |accessdate=2012-11-29}}</ref>
   
 
In 2008, Broun and 91 co-sponsors introduced H.J.Res.89, a proposition for the [[Federal Marriage Amendment]]. The proposed amendment to the [[United States Constitution]] would define marriage as "as consisting only of the union of a man and a woman."<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-hj89/show|title=H.J.Res.89: Marriage Protection Amendment|date=May 22, 2008|publisher=OpenCongress.org|accessdate=2009-07-07}}</ref> Senator [[Roger Wicker]] ([[Republican Party (United States)|R]]-[[Mississippi|MS]]) and eight other senators introduced a proposition for the amendment with S.J.Res.43 on June 25.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:S.J.RES.43:|title=S. J. RES. 43|publisher=Library of Congress|accessdate=2009-07-07}}</ref>
 
In 2008, Broun and 91 co-sponsors introduced H.J.Res.89, a proposition for the [[Federal Marriage Amendment]]. The proposed amendment to the [[United States Constitution]] would define marriage as "as consisting only of the union of a man and a woman."<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-hj89/show|title=H.J.Res.89: Marriage Protection Amendment|date=May 22, 2008|publisher=OpenCongress.org|accessdate=2009-07-07}}</ref> Senator [[Roger Wicker]] ([[Republican Party (United States)|R]]-[[Mississippi|MS]]) and eight other senators introduced a proposition for the amendment with S.J.Res.43 on June 25.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:S.J.RES.43:|title=S. J. RES. 43|publisher=Library of Congress|accessdate=2009-07-07}}</ref>
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Broun supported the October, 2013 [[United States federal government shutdown of 2013|U.S. federal government shutdown]], calling it "a stand for principles that would lead to prosperity for all Americans as they fought to dismantle the president’s health care law." According to Broun, "It was the fight that Americans had been waiting and hoping for...the majority of Americans applauded our efforts and encouraged us to stand strong",<ref>Paul C. Broun, ''The Augusta Chronicle'', October 26, 2013 [http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-10-26/fight-defeat-obamacare-was-worth-it-and-heres-why], "The fight to defeat Obamacare was worth it -- and here's why"</ref> although a CBS News poll reported that 72 percent of Americans disapproved of shutting down the federal government over differences on the Affordable Care Act.<ref>Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Anthony Salvanto and Fred Backus, CBS News, October 3, 2013 [http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57605822/poll-americans-not-happy-about-shutdown-more-blame-gop/], "Poll: Americans not happy about shutdown; more blame GOP"</ref> In the wake of the shutdown during an interview on the Michael Opitz Show, Broun asserted that "There was absolutely no reason, whatsoever, for this administration to block access to the [[National World War II Memorial|World War II Memorial]] or the [[Lincoln Memorial]]. It’s never ever been done in a government shutdown prior to this administration doing so”,<ref>Audio recording, Buzzfeed Politics, October 25, 2013 [http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/congressman-says-memorial-that-opened-in-2004-wasnt-closed-i], "Congressman Says Memorial That Opened In 2004 Wasn’t Closed In 1995 Shutdown", Retrieved October 28, 2013</ref> although the Lincoln Memorial was closed during a 1995 government shutdown and the World War II Memorial, which opened in 2004, had not existed at the time of any previous shutdown.<ref>Steve Benen, MSNBC, October 25, 2013 [http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/paul-broun-needs-calendar], "Paul Broun needs a calendar"</ref>
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Broun supported the effort to defund ObamaCare during the October, 2013 [[United States federal government shutdown of 2013|U.S. federal government shutdown]], calling it "a stand for principles that would lead to prosperity for all Americans as they fought to dismantle the president’s health care law." According to Broun, "It was the fight that Americans had been waiting and hoping for...the majority of Americans applauded our efforts and encouraged us to stand strong",<ref>Paul C. Broun, ''The Augusta Chronicle'', October 26, 2013 [http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-10-26/fight-defeat-obamacare-was-worth-it-and-heres-why], "The fight to defeat Obamacare was worth it -- and here's why"</ref>
   
 
In February 2014, at a Republican debate in Gainesville, Broun pointed out that the United States must support Israel. "“It’s absolutely imperative that we support Israel -- our brothers and sisters in the Middle East -- not only because of the geopolitical reasons there, which are strong enough in themselves, but because of a promise God made to Abraham,” he said. <ref>Georgia Senate Candidate Paul Broun: Support Israel Or God Will Curse America
 
In February 2014, at a Republican debate in Gainesville, Broun pointed out that the United States must support Israel. "“It’s absolutely imperative that we support Israel -- our brothers and sisters in the Middle East -- not only because of the geopolitical reasons there, which are strong enough in themselves, but because of a promise God made to Abraham,” he said. <ref>Georgia Senate Candidate Paul Broun: Support Israel Or God Will Curse America
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In a March 2010 interview with [[Sirius XM]] radio host [[Pete Dominick]], Broun said "I don't know" when asked if President Obama was a US citizen or a [[Christian]]. He also said that he did know Obama was a [[socialist]], and said “America has to stand up and decide if we want to be a socialist nation or if we’re going to be a free nation."<ref name="obama">{{cite web|url=http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/33992.html|title=Rep. Paul Broun not sure if Obama is citizen|publisher=Politico.com|accessdate=2010-03-05}}</ref> During President Obama's 2011 [[State of the Union address]], Broun tweeted that "Mr. President, you don't believe in the Constitution. You believe in socialism."<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20029582-503544.html|title=GOP Rep. Paul Broun on Speech: Obama "Believes in Socialism"|accessdate=2011-01-26 | work=CBS News|first=Brian|last=Montopoli|date=January 25, 2011}}</ref>
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In a March 2010 interview with [[Sirius XM]] radio host [[Pete Dominick]], Broun said "I don't know" when asked if President Obama was a US citizen and when asked if President was a [[Christian]] he said, “I don’t know that,” explaining that “I’m a Christian but only me and the Lord know that for sure.”. He also said that he did know Obama was a [[socialist]], and said “America has to stand up and decide if we want to be a socialist nation or if we’re going to be a free nation."<ref name="obama">{{cite web|url=http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/33992.html|title=Rep. Paul Broun not sure if Obama is citizen|publisher=Politico.com|accessdate=2010-03-05}}</ref> During President Obama's 2011 [[State of the Union address]], Broun tweeted that "Mr. President, you don't believe in the Constitution. You believe in socialism."<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20029582-503544.html|title=GOP Rep. Paul Broun on Speech: Obama "Believes in Socialism"|accessdate=2011-01-26 | work=CBS News|first=Brian|last=Montopoli|date=January 25, 2011}}</ref>
   
 
In September 2010 at a town hall meeting held at the Elberton Civic Center in Elberton, Georgia, Broun said that the federal [[Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]] in Atlanta "...want to give all the power to the federal government to force you to eat more fruits and vegetables. This is what the federal, CDC, they gonna be calling you to make sure you eat fruits and vegetables, every day. This is socialism of the highest order!"<ref>Zaid Jilani, ''Think Progress'', September 30, 2010, [http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2010/09/30/121755/broun-govt-calling-healthy/], "Rep. Broun Claims Federal Government Will Be Calling Your House Every Day To Make Sure You Eat Your Veggies", Retrieved October 28, 2013</ref>
 
In September 2010 at a town hall meeting held at the Elberton Civic Center in Elberton, Georgia, Broun said that the federal [[Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]] in Atlanta "...want to give all the power to the federal government to force you to eat more fruits and vegetables. This is what the federal, CDC, they gonna be calling you to make sure you eat fruits and vegetables, every day. This is socialism of the highest order!"<ref>Zaid Jilani, ''Think Progress'', September 30, 2010, [http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2010/09/30/121755/broun-govt-calling-healthy/], "Rep. Broun Claims Federal Government Will Be Calling Your House Every Day To Make Sure You Eat Your Veggies", Retrieved October 28, 2013</ref>
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Date: Wednesday, the 21st of October 2015 at 08:23:56 AM
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The way this article is written is very editorialized in a negative way and even misleading and false to the point of libel. This article must be as objective as possible and germaine to the subject.

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