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!
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