Duck Dynasty Relative Running For Congress: Washington Doesnt Get That Our Rights Come From God


by Susan Comstock | Top Right News

A nephew of Duck Dynastys Phil Robertson says he is running for Congress.

Zach Dasher, a 36-year-old Republican who has never run for office, said in a statement Monday announcing his candidacy for the Nov. 4 election that he opposed the federal health overhaul and abortion and supports a constitutional amendment requiring that Congress balance the budget.

I got to looking around at the problems in politics today, and what I see in Washington, D.C., is no God. There is no God. The elite political class thinks they can be running our lives, he said in an interview with The Associated Press.

I think theres a vacuum in D.C. of people who understand where rights come from. Rights dont come from men. They come from God.

Absolutely! But with beliefs like that, we can expect the left-wing media to go into full Right Wing Christian Extremist name-calling mode.

That just shows how far the anti-religious Left has taken this nation over the past 60 years. The religious basis for the Founding Fathers is well-documented. But even the liberal FDR gave regular fireside chats wherein he mentioned God and even issued prayers on dates such as D-Day:

[I]n this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:

Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity….

Thy will be done, Almighty God.


Just imagine the hysterical outrage among the elite media if a president tried that today. Thats how far we have fallen as a nation.

Dasher is vying for the seat occupied by Vance McAllister who was caught on video in an extramarital encounter with another woman. McAllister initially said he would not seek re-election after the security video became public in April, but hes been less definitive recently, saying hell make a decision by the August candidate sign-up period.

Dasher said his decision wasnt influenced by what happened with McAllister. He said he met with his extended family, including the stars of the A&E show, at cousin Al Robertsons home to discuss the congressional race. Dashers mom is the sister of Phil and Silas Uncle Si Robertson.

Dasher sat down with Uncle Phil and the family last week to discuss his potential candidacy.

We sat down as a family this past week when we were deciding what we wanted to do. Being that closely connected, this is about them, too, Dasher said. We got our bellies full and then we sat around in a big circle and then we prayed. We prayed about this candidacy that this would be something real. And the family was really excited.

He said he expects the famous members of his family to be involved in his campaign.

Dasher said hes worked in the pharmaceutical industry and in real estate. He said hes taken an unpaid leave of absence from the biotech company where he worked to campaign for the 5th District seat.

Unlike the wealthy McAllister, who paid for much of his campaign out of his own pocket, Dasher said he wont be self-funding his bid for office.

The 5th District covers all or part of 24 parishes, from northeast and central Louisiana into southeastern parishes bordering Mississippi.

Other announced candidates so far include: Harris Brown, a Republican businessman from Monroe; Ed Tarpley of Alexandria, a Republican and former Grant Parish district attorney; and Clay Grant, a Libertarian from Boyce.

State Sen. Neil Riser, a Republican who was defeated by McAllister in last years runoff, said Monday that he wouldnt seek the seat this time around, though he had been the presumed front-runner if he jumped into the race.