Bible and Constitution would guide Woods in State Senate

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Laura Woods.

Laura Woods.

A candidate's religious or godless beliefs are too often ignored by the dwindling press, so we should be grateful to the radio hosts on KLZ AM-560 for giving candidates the chance to talk openly about how religion guides their lives and decisions.

I mean, it's a public service to know that State Senate candidate Laura Woods, who's running for the seat currently occupied by Democrat Rachel Zenzinger, will look narrowly to the Constitution and the Bible to guide her if she's elected. And that God directs Woods in a "real sense."

Conservative talk radio is apparently seen by candidates as a safe and comfortable place to talk openly about God, and it's a public service for us to hear the religious discussions that bless the airwaves there.

I previously reported on gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo's belief, as stated on talk radio, that God has a plan for him. Woods offered her thoughts on the topic on two recent shows.

On his nooner show on KLZ 560-AM, called "Freedom 560," Ken Clark had this discussion with Woods on June 4:

Clark: Yeah. So, let’s talk about your candidacy. What is the platform that you’re running on?

Woods: I’m running on a liberty platform. That’s who I am. I believe in the Constitution, the
Bill of Rights, the declaration of independence. And I will stand with those documents every day I’m in office. The Constitution and the Bible will be the two books that I use to govern me in doing that job. So that’s Constitutional conservative, smaller government, lower taxes, conservative.

Listen to Woods on KLZ's Freedom 560 with Ken Clark 6.4.14

Two days before talking to Clark, in a conversation with righty Randy Corporon on KLZ's morning show, Woods (who formerly called herself Laura Waters) revealed more about how religion affects her political life:

Corporon: So, let’s talk about you and why you threw your hat into this ring.

Woods: Well, thank you. I decided to get into this race in December, because I sat down with my primary opponent [Lang Sias] for lunch. And I didn’t feel like he was conservative enough to represent this district and to fight for this seat that we had just opened up. Plus, also, when I asked him the question, “Do you want to be our Senator?”, I couldn’t get a straight answer to that question. So, we left that meeting – my husband and I–not really clear if he wanted the job. It’s December. County assemblies are in March. We just started praying about, you know, somebody has got to be in this seat. And I had had people suggest to me it should be me. It was the furthest thing from my mind at the time. But, as we were looking for closed doors, doors kept opening and it just became clear that I wasn’t stepping out to do this on my own. This was God directing me to do it in a real sense. And so I got into the race in early January. And then my primary opponent got into the race after I did — about ten days, two weeks after I did.

Corporon: Oh, very, very interesting. So, when he realized that there was going to be competition, somehow, he decided to step up and jump in.

Listen to Woods on KLZ Wake Up with Randy Corporon! show 6.2.14

I've got nothing against anyone who turns to religion or God to guide their lives. And I've got nothing against people who turn to godless reason. But regardless, media figures like the hosts at KLZ are doing us a favor when they provide a platform for discussion of how candidates make decisions. Voters should know.

19 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    Why hasn't the UN imprisoned all the Christianists?
    I pay for the damned black helicopters.

  2. SocialisticatProgressicat says:

    I'm running on a liberty platform: you have the liberty to do anything my book says is allowed.

    • mamajama55mamajama55 says:

      Pcat, which book? Just to let your future constituents know. 

      • Denver Yankee says:

        I think Pcat's sarcastic intent would have been clearer if the comment had been in quotes.

        • mamajama55mamajama55 says:

          Oh, I get DP's sarcastic intent. But I'd like to brainstorm policy-creating books. I'm looking at those that have already been tried, with mixed or disastrous results.

          • Libertarian: Atlas Shrugged
          • Communist: Little Red Book, Das Kapital
          • "National Socialist" (Anti-semitism, anti-communism) Mein Kampf


          • Conserv. Head Banger says:

            M.J.:  my preference is to "channel" political books by the late & great Robert A. Heinlein……………..

            Starship Troopers: support our troops

            The Moon is a Harsh Mistress:  overthrow of a corporate dictatorship

            Revolt in 2100:  overthrow of a religious dictatorship

            Stranger in a Strange Land:  let's just say the religious right would not like this one.

            Regards,    C.H.B.


            • mamajama55mamajama55 says:

              Heinlein actually occured to me, too, but he's so fricking sexist. Stranger in a Strange Land was…what? communist? anarcho-corporatist?

              Some of Ursula Le Guin's work might be interesting for policy-making.

      • SocialisticatProgressicat says:

        I was mocking, not stating my platform, but I think I'd pick Green Eggs and Ham.

  3. Diogenesdemar says:

    " . . . thy AR-15 and thy 30-round magazine, they comforteth me . . . "

  4. FrankUnderwood says:

    Is it my imagination or does Laura Woods actually resemble Dr. Chaps in drag…..

    • mamajama55mamajama55 says:

      Man. You might want to get that imagination looked at. I'm sure Laura Woods and Dr. Chaps are soulmates with similar world views, but I don't think that they actually look alike.

      I was convinced that Klingenschmitt was this  fake preacher guy that used to panhandle and haunt Colfax and 16th St in Denver. But a Facebook group set me straight. Two different weird looking bald guys.

  5. Denver Yankee says:

    Much buildup on KNUS for Beauprez's announcement of his plan for Colorado.  The plan turns out to be a listing of 5 points from a book he wrote sometime in the past.  Mostly rightie platitudes, including local control for fracking education.  Zero followup discussion of the all important 5 points.  The interview jumped immediately to guns/Hickenlooper and Nathan Dunlap/Hickenlooper and went downhill from there.

  6. Denver Yankee says:

    I guess that belonged in the Open Thread.

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