Peroutka's Wild Bar Association Interview
Peroutka Gonna Peroutka in a Tour De Force of Warped Christian Reconstructionism
Josh Kurtz in Maryland Matters linked to a Maryland Bar Association interview with successionist Michael Peroutka, who is running for Attorney General.
I generally don’t have a high opinion of the Maryland Bar Association, but this interview is wild.
Some of the highlights of the interview include:
Peroutka refusing to disavow the League of the South;
Peroutka’s sadness that Maryland did not have the opportunity to secede from the Union in 1861;
That Maryland is still an independent country that just happens to be part of the United States;
How he compares forcing a state to stay in the United States to forcing a person to stay in an abusive relationship;
That Governor Larry Hogan’s administration over the last two years has been “lawlessness”;
How public education has incorporated the Communist Manifesto into public schools.
And much of that is from a five-minute snippet of a fifty-five-minute, wide-ranging interview with Peroutka. It’s a tour-de-force of Peroutka’s warped view on constitutional government and his Christian deconstructionist views.
Peroutka also referred to his legal practice as “Creditors Rights”, protecting the rights of those who have loaned money. It’s unclear what Peroutka thinks about the Bible’s passages on usury.
Towards the end, there’s a discussion between Peroutka and former State Senator Bobby Zirkin about Biblical authority, which almost certainly has never come up in a Bar Association interview before. Nor has anybody called the evolution of law “Darwinian”, as Peroutka did.
Either way, if you want to understand Peroutka and why Peroutka is so dangerous as a candidate, it’s worth your time