Michael Peroutka and Dan Cox #wingnut #fundie #dunning-kruger newrepublic.com

Republican primary voters in Maryland picked two radical extremists as their nominees in November’s race for governor and attorney general[…]
Peroutka has been elected to county-level office[…]ran in 2004 for president on the far-right Constitution Party[…]
Cox and Peroutka have appeared alongside Pennsylvania’s GOP gubernatorial[…]Doug Mastriano[…]Peroutka has falsely claimed that “there is a lot of evidence that some of these, what you might call voting anomalies, serious anomalies, that have existed across the country, exist here in Maryland as well,” and pledged to “investigate those things, empanel grand juries”[…]
Peroutka’s twin pledges to “prosecute unlawful officials” and “bring God back” to state government emerge from Christian Reconstruction[…]
A central tenet of this ideology is that guns are an essential tool for citizens to rise up against a “tyrannical” (i.e., secular) government. In a May 2021 interview with a radio program called Gun Freedom Radio, Peroutka said “enemies” of America have tried to “use various methods and methodologies to try to undermine a system of government that is based on a biblical worldview.” He claimed the goal of public schools, which he also called “Pharaoh’s schools” and “Hitler’s schools,” was to “de-Christianize America”[…]“They have to get rid of guns, because guns are a practical way, obviously a practical way, the citizenry can fight back”[…]
Peroutka, who has also served on the board of the secessionist League of the South, often gleefully displayed his affection for the Confederacy. In giving an award to Ten Commandments judge Roy Moore in June 2011, he made note of the fact that he was doing so on Jefferson Davis’s birthday[…]
Cox[…]no wallflower when it comes to subverting democracy.[…]On January 6, 2021[…]Cox, who had chartered three buses for constituents[…]tweeted: “Pence is a traitor”



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