Candidate advocates flogging criminals

and he won his primary race, unseating the President Pro-Tem of the Indiana Senate, who'd been in office since 1970. When asked about the flogging bit:

Walker referred to a verse in the New American Bible. Proverbs 10:6 reads, in part, that “the rod is for the back of a fool.”

Maybe the voter's will apply said rod to this idiot's back come November. But in the meantime, theocracy, anyone?

A local state senate candidate said his assertion that public floggings should be reinstated as punishment was meant only to spark debate, and that it was not proposed legislation.

(link) [Daily Journal]

(obliquely)via Masson's Blog

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