• Iowa Rep. Steve King Won't Let Slavery Deface Our God-Given Buildings

    stevekingFresh off a stint defending Iowa from a scourge of gay people doing the Macarena, principle-packed Representative Steve King has taken yet another bold stand, this time in Washington, D.C.

    You see, the other day the House voted on a bill to hang a plaque in the Capitol Visitors Center, but not just any old plaque, a plaque that would "acknowledge the role that slave labor played in the construction of the United States Capitol." Is Representative Steve King going to sit back and let something like that be screwdriven into the United States Capitol?

    No he will not

    The [399] "Yes" votes spanned the ideological spectrum, from Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann [Ed. note: !!!!] on the right to Maxine Waters and Dennis Kucinich on the left. The one vote against: Rep. Steve King (R-IA).

    That's right! Iowa, high-five yourself! Your Representative Steve King is the only person in the entire House of Representatives who's brave enough to say "Nah, don't think so" to one plaque, four screws and fourteen decades of grappling with the most horrifying period in American history!

    Because of Jesus, you see, because of Jesus. King's official statement on the vote:

    "Last night I opposed yet another bill to erect another monument to slavery because it was used as a bargaining chip to allow for the actual depiction of 'In God We Trust' in the Capitol Visitors Center. The Architect of the Capitol and liberal activists opposed every reference to America's Christian heritage, even to the extent of scrubbing 'In God We Trust' from the depiction of the actual Speaker's chair in the U.S. House of Representatives. [...] Our Judeo-Christian heritage is an essential foundation stone of our great nation and should not be held hostage to yet another effort to place guilt on future Americans for the sins of some of their ancestors."

    Little tip for Rep. King: next time you speak out against a wall decoration to commemorate thousands of American slaves who suffered and died while constructing the very institution to which you have (for whatever reason) been elected, MAYBE you should consider avoiding certain phrases.

    Like "foundation stone" and "held hostage," for example.

    Tags: Christianity, House of Representatives, Iowa, Slavery, Steve King


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