Republican lawmaker says he serves God, not his constituents

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State Sen. Jason Rapert, the man behind Arkansas’ ban on abortion at twelve weeks, may have been elected to office to serve the 85,000 constituents in his district, but, he says, he only really serves God.


“It’s more important to do what is right by God,” Rapert told an audience at the Faith2Action banquet in Columbus, Ohio, “than it is to please those that would rather have me talk about pro-life but not really do much about pro-life.”

“There’s only one vote that matters and that’s when I stand before the Lord at the judgment seat,” he added, just in case it wasn’t clear.

Written By: Katie McDonough
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  1. Separation of church and state? When the Muslim Brotherhood ignored Egypt’s new constitution, the military intervened. Why should Americans not be protected from politicians ignoring their duties to uphold the American constitution?

  2. This guy has a stereotypically, douche-baggy evangelical Christian look about him, doesn’t he? You just know there’s going to be a scandal in the near future with this guy in the middle… likely something to do with drugs and/or children. Ewww… Other than that, hopefully voters can ‘fire’ him if he doesn’t serve his constituents properly (aka DO HIS FREAKIN’ JOB!) while keeping his Christianity to himself.

  3. Jacob Rees Mogg, the Conservative MP, admitted on BBC Question Time that in Parliament he always voted as was required by the Catholic Church and not for what would best serve his constituents. I believe almost all Catholic MPs vote along similar lines. They are effectively agents of a foreign power.

    • In reply to #5 by Vinovian:

      Jacob Rees Mogg, the Conservative MP, admitted on BBC Question Time that in Parliament he always voted as was required by the Catholic Church and not for what would best serve his constituents. I believe almost all Catholic MPs vote along similar lines. They are effectively agents of a foreign power…

      Time for their constituents to vote for their own representaives and leave him with the votes he gets from his god!

      Unfortuately sheeples don’t care who represents them, or whether he has any idea what their interests might be, – providing he wears the RC badge (and their priest says he is “a good Catholic”)!

  4. Vinovian #5:

    I think Jacob Rees Mogg probably suffered a difficult cloistered upbringing from which he will never quite regain full consciousness, but at heart I expect he’s a pleasant enough cove.

    I just hope he doesn’t do too much from his privileged and lofty position to retard and damage the progress of our Nation.

    Although to give him his due he does possess an excellent grasp of history which is more than can be said for the vast majority of the present intake of politicians.

    As for J Rapert; well, I think people like him really could do damage, and I’m glad we don’t suffer such individuals in the UK; although of course A Blair was an undercover blind faither, and he did quite a lot of damage by initiating rampages around Muslim countries, and adding insult to injury by claiming that it made us safer at home; prat!

  5. Since this man has no trouble injecting the wishes of his imaginary friend into public policy, I will take equal liberty and gleefully assume that his homosexual tryst scandal is only a few months away from being blown wide open.

  6. “There’s only one vote that matters and that’s when I stand before the Lord at the judgment seat,”

    So basically he votes out of self-interest and everybody else can go f*ck themselves?

  7. This is not news – except in the sense it involves Jason Rapert.

    Even Heads of State, like Gorge Bush II, and other major political leaders, like Anthony Blair, have said things like ‘God spoke to me’, or ‘I’m a conviction politician” (i.e. what I think goes).

    In one word:

    Anti-democratic

    This is just plain: Not good enough.

    Give us the power to press for the re-election of our representatives.

    Recall of representatives – even presidents – is the only sensible, fair and fully-democratic way to handle these situations.

    Peace.

  8. Now, Lord Rees Mogg, the man attributed inflation to “the spirit of evil”. The man had obviously never heard of the printing press ! There’s no way the poor old boy could hope to manage the concept of electronic “quantitative easing” ! In layman’s terms, – the fleecing of savers.

    And no I am not talking about souls, but money !

  9. I am reasonably sure that there will be, somewhere in the video archives, a record of this LFJ promising he will represent people if only they vote for him. Since obviously he had no intention of honestly delivering on this promise is he not guilty of election fraud. I wonder what the American people would do to a committed communist who convinced a bunch of republicans to elect him (or her, no sexism here folks).

    Is there any moral difference between that scenario and what this …..(insert suitable adjective)….. has done.

  10. His constituents should fire him. This half wit was elected to represent his constituents- not dog! While at it he obviously misrepresented himself to the electorate and blatantly lied on top of it!
    Unfortunately, the majority of the people will get the kind of representation they ultimately deserve. jcw

  11. What he is doing is fine. His agenda he announced ahead of time. It just happens to coincide with some church. That is better than having an agenda that coincides with some corporation but not disclosing it. The voters have the right to vote for a theocratic policy. They are stupid, but they get the government they deserve.

    If you are a politician, you can hold whatever policy you want. It is irrelevant what inspired you.

    Put the blame where it belongs — people who voted for this nitwit.

    • In reply to #23 by Roedy:

      If you are a politician, you can hold whatever policy you want. It is irrelevant what inspired you.

      Put the blame where it belongs — people who voted for this nitwit.

      IF – his position was disclosed in his manifesto and election leaflets etc.

  12. “There’s only one vote that matters and that’s when I stand before the Lord at the judgment seat”

    Right. Then I suppose Mr. Rapert won’t mind if the only vote he gets in the next election is god’s vote?

  13. What I get stuck on with this type of thought process is that they never seem to stone to death any adulterers.

    Exodus 20:14 “You shall not commit adultery.”

    Deuteronomy 22:22 “If a man is found sleeping with another man’s wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die.”

    Leviticus 20:10 “If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife–with the wife of his neighbor–both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.”

    Proverbs 6:32 “But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself.”

    Leviticus 21:9 “And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.”

    Deuteronomy 25:11-12 “If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts, you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity.”

    Clearly they should be killing lots and lots of their own parishiners!!!! BTW, it also says that if you divorce and then remarry, you are committing adultery. With over 50% of marriages ending in divorce, why aren’t they acting!!!

    They feel compelled to MAKE me live by the other arbitrary bullshit that they believe in, why aren’t they interested in this cause?

    • In reply to #32 by MithranArkanere:

      Unacceptable.

      This man is being paid to work for people, not made-up imaginary entities.

      He must be fired.

      Ah! – But if you are being paid by the people to draft laws and you plagiarise “god’s laws”, this requires no thought or intelligence, so gives you a free ride for no effort!

  14. Guess he can tell himself that votes don’t matter in the next election, as he’s applying Jesus-salve to his wounded pride. Maybe he can get drunk on communion-day Jesus blood at his local church. I think he’s forgotten that not everybody in Arkansas is Jesus-besotted, chinless, toothless, knuckle-draggin’ snake-handler.

  15. Political parties should be responsible for keeping these people out of political organizations. I think politicians like this guy have mistaken their career; they should be priests, preachers, monks, friars, etc and leave politics to the politicians. Voters also have their share of responsibility, to vote for an asshole like this guy doesn’t prove that the voters are very mature. What happened in Arab countries, once they got rid of their dictators, was to vote for religious fanatics. This could happen in our democracies in the near future.

  16. Wouldn’t get my vote. A politician who has been elected who doesn’t serve those who he was elected by is dishonest and deceitful. I suppose he’s not likely do anything until he’s commanded by God!

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