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The Examiner: GOP newsletter suggests shooting lawmakers who want to expand Medicaid

-By Robert Sobel

April 22, 2013- With Republican lawmakers pondering whether or not they will expand Medicaid to ensure millions of low-income Americans healthcare, many local Republican groups are less than thrilled.

In the April issue of "Benton County Republican Party" newsletter, the Arkansas publication published an article that suggested that 2nd Amendment remedies could be used against those who vote to expand the Medicaid program and help low-income families receive health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare." The article was written by Chris Nogy, the husband of Leigh Nogy, a Benton County GOP secretary.

"The 2nd amendment means nothing unless those in power believe you would have no problem simply walking up and shooting them if they got too far out of line and stopped responding as representatives. It seems that we are unable to muster that belief in any of our representatives on a state or federal level, but we have to have something, something costly, something that they will fear that we will use if they step out of line. If we can’t shoot them, we have to at least be firm in our threat to take immediate action against them politically, socially, and civically if they screw up on something this big. Personally, I think a gun is quicker and more merciful, but hey, we can't. But we have to do something, we have to gain control of our representatives, if we don’t then what the hell are we doing as a party except having fundraiser dinners and meetings just to raise more money for future meetings and fundraisers, and giving money to empower and elect those who would betray us without having the control to keep them in line once we do? See the pattern -- you have to know you can guide the processes you begin, if you don't, it is better not to start them. And we have to follow through, even if they are our 'friends', because the future of the nation depends on it."

Nogy referred to Medicaid as a domestic threat, and brought up the implementation of the 2nd Amendment again.

"Part of me feels that this betrayal deserves a quick implementation of my 2nd amendment rights to remove a threat domestic. Because no matter how much one group says it is inevitable to start down the road to socialism it isn't as long as we use our creativity and energy to creating solutions that don’t take us that way."

The newsletter drew criticism, and the Benton County Republican Party even walked back the statement's made by Nogy in the article.



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