Skip to comments.Pro-life ‘Duck Dynasty’ star may run for Louisiana House seat
Posted on 08/12/2013 1:46:31 PM PDT by NYer
BATON ROUGE, LA, August 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The star of the top-rated reality show on television, Duck Dynasty, may make Louisiana's pro-life voters happy, happy, happy.
Willie Robertson is considering running for a seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives, according to political insiders.
The seat is being vacated by Rep. Rodney Alexander, a Republican who has ties to the multimillionaire duck call entrepreneurs, so he can take a post in Governor Bobby Jindal's administration.
The bandana-clad Willie is known for his role as the down-to-earth one on the highest rated program in A&E's network history.
Willie discussed how adopting a child helped him understand God's love at a fundraiser for Prestonwood Pregnancy Center in Dallas on May 5.
Family patriarch Phil has also addressed the issue of abortion from the pulpit. “From the time you started in your mother's womb, Thomas Jefferson had it right, you have a God-given right to live,” he said.
“We debate whether some woman has the right to tear you out of her a piece at a time? Come on,” he added. “What in the world happened to us?”
Republican Party operatives met with Willie at the annual convention of the National Rifle Association (NRA), a group the Robertsons wholeheartedly support. Willie is also rumored to be considering joining the NRA's board.
If he takes the plunge, he would not be the first person to make the transition from reality television to the pro-life political area. In June, Josh Duggar of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting became executive director of FRC Action, the legislative arm of the Family Research Council.
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Members of the state party have expressed their displeasure with the recruitment through a tried-and-true method: the anonymous leak.
An unnamed state House adviser told the Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard, "Celebrity candidates are very appealing to inside-the-Beltway consultants and reporters, but they usually run lousy campaigns."
No one disputes the family's popularity on the small screen. Its depiction of rural life and traditional values fills a popular niche often neglected by bicoastal television executives. Unapologetically Christian – the family's oldest son is a pastor in the Church of Christ – every episode of Duck Dynasty closes with the family in prayer.
Willie attributes all their success to obeying the Bible's teachings.
“That’s how we can be so successful...that’s how we can stay married,” he told The Blaze. “If you stick with God’s plan, it makes a lot of things a lot easier.”
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Love the show!
I like Willie.
I don’t live in Louisiana , but if I did I could vote for him with a clear conscience.
Happy! Happy! Happy!
Phil is no fan of big government.
Jase is my favorite.
"America does not have a gun control problem. It has a sin control problem."
Love the ducks!
Wild guess - he’s pro-gun, too?
If he runs, he’s gotta keep the beard... It’ll scare the crap out of a lot of the Washington insiders.
Run, Willie, Run!
(New Duck Dynasty season starts Wednesday night)
I bet everyone on that show has a sizable collection that would make every lib wet their pants.
It would be nice.
But he has said waaaaay to much. The media would cut him to pieces with out of context remarks...
I like the show but hate the idea that we are more and more picking elected officials based on celebrity rather than accomplishment. Things like this are evidence of the breakdown of democracy.
Willie’s a conservative — social and likely fiscal as well. He’s no politician and frankly that’s a breath of fresh air in this day and age. Nothing to wring hands over. He’s got far more going for him than mere “celebrity” status. We could do much worse (and have).
That would only matter if he were going for national office. LA is a conservative state, so not a big worry about MSM nonsense.
Incoming media blitzkrieg on this guy in 5..4..3..2..