Rep. Broun: Health Reform Will Ban Guns, Control What We Can Teach Our Children

January 13, 2010 4:15 pm ET — Matt Finkelstein

Last night on the House floor, Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) delivered a rambling speech against health care reform.  

"It's absolutely critical," Broun said, "that the American people stand up and speak to the leadership and demand something different, and that the American people demand that nothing is passed, particularly on health care."

Broun also made a series of wildly false allegations to argue that, "This is the largest takeover of liberty and freedom this country has ever seen."

BROUN: This health care plan can tell us what kind of car to drive, whether we can own guns or not to protect ourselves in our home, whether we can teach our children the way that we as parents believe our children ought to be taught.  This is the largest takeover of liberty and freedom this country has ever seen. 

Watch a compilation of Broun's remarks:

Broun's paranoid inclinations are nothing new.  Last summer, he suggested that the "socialistic elite" was planning to "declare martial law," and he's warned that President Obama could become a dictator.  Broun also has said that the president controls the media...while appearing on Obama-hater Glenn Beck's nationally syndicated radio show

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