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The Passion of the Huckabee

 

Any presidential candidate who wears his religion on his sleeve for all of us to see vies for pastor in chief, not commander in chief. Me? I'm voting for someone who can lead our nation to a strong military, smaller government, fewer taxes, individual freedom with no nannyish tendencies, and an America-first foreign policy.

We don't need Mike Huckabee, who tells us why he got into politics:

"I didn't get into politics because I thought government had a better answer. I got into politics because I knew government didn't have the real answers, that the real answers lie in accepting Jesus Christ into our lives."
So he got into politics because the answer lies in accepting Jesus Christ into our lives. Is there a dot I missed? Where's the natural segue?

I never thought I would say this, but I'm vehemently opposed to Mike Huckabee. I'll vote for Jacques Chirac before I'll vote for Mike Huckabee.

Chad R. urged me in the comments last night to check my facts before I make my decision. Chad, buddy, the words from your guy's mouth tell me clearly that he can't make sensible decisions without running it through his bible filter.

I have no problem with religion and a person's private practice thereof. But if Mike's hoping to take the Republican nomination by invoking the numbers of the Passion of the Christ crowd, then I'm squarely against Mike. Ours is not a Christian nation; it's a multi-religion nation. Jesus Christ is not our national answer.

Mitt Romney gave a really impressive speech last week on faith as applied in politics. He said this:

"I do not define my candidacy by my religion. I will put no doctrine of any church above the plain duties of the office and the sovereign authority of the law. We separate church and state affairs in this country, and for good reason. No religion should dictate to the state, nor should the state interfere with the free practice of religion."
That's spot-on.

If Republicans nominate Mike Huckabee, then I'm a man without a party. Go Jacques!

(Image from Charlotte Conservative News.)

 


Tags: politics
by Brett Rogers, 12/10/2007 9:51:43 AM
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I'm not sure Mike can really even call himself Christian given his summary judgement of homosexuals and wish to 'isolate the carriers of the plague.' Indeed, what would Jesus do? Far be it from me to call myself an expert in Christianity, but Mike doesn't share the feeling of what little Christian upbringing I had.

Hypocrites, all of them. Republican and Democrat. Grrr.

 

 

Posted by Bella, 12/10/2007 5:10:37 PM


Yep, Bella. I don't think I want Jerry Falwell as president...

 

 

Posted by Brett Rogers (http://www.beatcanvas.com), 12/10/2007 8:10:11 PM


After reading this I had to go back and dump a comment in response to Chad. That was a pretty weak argument trying to defend Huckabee's tax record. We don't need another RINO who believes in bigger government. Bush has been bad enough.

I saw the interview with Mitt tonight and I too was very impressed how he handled religion. If he gets any smoother its going to start to make me nervous.

I don't know if they're all hypocrites Bella but I would agree most are. All Huckabee is doing here is sucking up to far religious right. I think that kind of talk gives most people the creeps, religious, spiritual, or not. Makes me wonder if when confronted will he defend the nation as commander in chief or turn the other cheek? If a leader is willing to put their own religious beliefs above the duties of the office they have no business running for president.

 

 

Posted by Pale Rider, 12/10/2007 10:53:35 PM


Just a side note. I'm no longer a Republican. I left the party when I sat out the 06 election. I'll grudgingly back a candidate to to keep Hillary/B. Hussein Obama out, but no candidate will get a dime out of me unless they show some pretty strong conservative values (not talking religion here). If not, consider ole PR as playing political prevent defense.

 

 

Posted by Pale Rider, 12/11/2007 7:44:03 AM



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