GOP senator responds to people who say he wants to take America back to 1800s: ‘I want to go back much further than that’

Oklahoma Republican state senator, evangelical pastor, and self-proclaimed Christian nationalist Dusty Deevers has made a name for himself pushing legislation that bans abortion, bans no-fault divorce, and outlaws pornography. During a recent podcast appearance, he gave some insight into what he thinks is an ideal time period for when America was great.

Speaking on the Contra Mundum program, he discussed his critics who say he wants to take America back to the 1800s.

“I am willing to be used as kind of smelling salts for the culture,” Deevers said in a video clip flagged by Right Wing Watch. “Wake up.”

“I see people [say], ‘You’re taking us back to the 1800s, 1850s,’” he continued. “And I’m like, ‘I’m not doing this right.’ I want to take us back to our founding. I want to take us back earlier. Why can’t I go back to a ‘Lex, Rex’ age, or a ‘Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos’ age, or Bastiat’s ‘The Law’?” Why can’t we go back? I’ve got to do something better if we’re only going to the 1800s, 1850s.”

As RWW points out, “Lex, Rex” is a book written in 1644, and “Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos” was written in 1579.

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Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.