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December 27, 2007

Huckabee: My Supporters Are Scarier Than Ron Paul’s!

by Brad Warbiany

Ron Paul has attracted the support of a few unsavory characters, but we’re all sure that Ron Paul doesn’t agree with them on their unsavory beliefs, and his record proves it.

Mike Huckabee? Not so much. He seems pretty certifiably wacko, and his supporters are most definitely unsavory:

I read in Robert Novak’s column this morning that Mike Huckabee held a fundraiser earlier this week at the Houston home of Dr. Steven Hotze. As Novak notes, Hotze is “a leader in the highly conservative Christian Reconstruction movement.”

Christian Reconstructionists, for those unfamiliar with the term, are Religious Right radicals who believe that America, and the rest of the world besides, should be governed in accordance with strict Biblical law. And yes, that includes stoning adulterers. Here’s a snippet from “A Manifesto for the Christian Church,” a 1986 document from an outfit called the Coalition on Revival that was signed by, among others, Steven Hotze:

We affirm that the Bible is not only God’s statements to us regarding religion, salvation, eternity, and righteousness, but also the final measurement and depository of certain fundamental facts of reality and basic principles that God wants all mankind to know in the sphere of law, government, economics, business, education, arts and communication, medicine, psychology, and science. All theories and practices of these spheres of life are only true, right, and realistic to the degree that they agree with the Bible.

So let’s ask Mr. Huckabee. “Do you want to institute a theocracy?” He won’t exactly say “yes”, but look at what he will say:

This is not a man that I would trust in the Oval Office.

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12 Comments

  1. The fact that he is so religious, says his faith drives his decisions yet supports the death penalty AND the war in Iraq is just another example of a fake christian, someone who really doens’t follow Christianity but uses it to their advantage to pull in mind-washed voters. Ron Paul ’08

    Comment by Brandon — December 27, 2007 @ 11:11 pm
  2. Here’s another one, he hangs out with Bill Gothard!
    http://www.cincinnatibeacon.com/index.php/content/comments/exposed_mike_huckabee_with_bill_gothard_last_week_in_houston/

    Comment by uhm — December 27, 2007 @ 11:58 pm
  3. Please this guy is basically a televangalist, he doesn’t even practice what the bible preaches. He is for the death penalty and the war, this guy is abusing god’s name more than anyone on earth right now. God would never support what he does, this man is playing on your well intentioned beliefs. Please people wake up, think for yourselves, what do you think is right, I guarantee it isn’t mike huckabee.

    Comment by brian — December 28, 2007 @ 12:08 am
  4. Do we really need Kevin Spacey in the White House? Seriously. If Huckabee were elected and then assassinated, Kevin Spacey could step right in before anybody knew what happened. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if I saw an ad for a movie about Huckabee some time in the near future.

    All kidding aside, this race is turning out to be pretty terrifying. On the Democratic ticket, we have populists, economic tyrants, and candidates with a record of supporting some of the worst legislation ever to come out of Washington. On the Republican ticket, we have populists, militaristic tyrants, and candidates trying to out-do each other in terms of who will be more likely to oppress non-Christians. On both tickets, we have people whose positions are acceptable to both sides but who are getting little to no coverage or support. We have party rules being bent and broken and otherwise consistent celebrities becoming single-issue voters. The only comfort for me is that I will not be having children and therefore won’t have to explain to the next generation(s) why they’re living in a screwed up world. This could be the true end of life in America as we know it (just as the elections of Lincoln and FDR were the end of states’ rights and individualism). At least no child will be forced to endure the changes on account of my actions.

    Comment by Justin Bowen — December 28, 2007 @ 1:39 am
  5. Brandon,

    I would wholeheartedly disagree with your comment. Even the Bible talks about the wrath of God and how he allowed his followers to destroy cities and kill and plunder that which remained. As Jesus would say, he did not come to bring peace, but a sword. Contrary to your belief, real Christians CAN believe in the death penalty as a viable form of punishment, even in this “enlightened” age. That goes for the war in Iraq as well. It seems you disagree that the west had a moral obligation to go to war in the first place, at least without declaring it. I’d say that’s mostly a political argument regarding what is “just” when it comes to war and I don’t really think it has that much to do with Christianity or a second coming of the Crusades. Anyway…

    As far as Huckabee goes, he’s a scary guy that I will NOT trust in the White House. He seems more preoccupied with how he can use the institution of the Presidency as a catalyst for a moral revival that includes using big government and more “compassionate conservatism” to accomplish those goals. This man cannot be POTUS.

    Comment by Adam — December 28, 2007 @ 3:54 am
  6. Ron Paul received contributions from over 100,000 different people this quarter. He received $18,000,000 from those 100,000 people. His support is wide and deep. Look around your town and notice you see RP signs everywhere. Grab a cup of coffee and go to http://freeme.tv

    Comment by Mayberry — December 28, 2007 @ 4:03 am
  7. I don’t find Huckabee worse than Romney or Giuliani. Huck is ruled by some kind of faith, mostly in the bible but tempered with faith in the righteousness of government coercing morality on its subjects.

    Romney is ruled by a belief that political truth is a narrow shifting band that is wedged between constantly shifting special interests, and that the longer a politician can stay in that band, the better for America.

    And Giuliani is ruled by a blind trust in authoritarianism, where freedom is the result of submission of one’s discreation to a massive, beaurocratic, institution – run by him.

    Out of the these only Paul appeals to me. He is ruled by a belief that the rule of law and the Constitution is the guiding principle of our governmental authority, and while it may cause problems because it is imperfect, the problems should be dealt with by Amendment not the fallacious expediency of disregard.

    Comment by rhys — December 28, 2007 @ 11:49 am
  8. How can a man named on the Judicial Watch list of the top ten most corrupt politicians pretend to be religious? The Huckster is supported by the Clinton cronies Tyson Chicken and Stephens In. Hillary wanted to choose her opponent.

    Comment by Kerry Kolsch — December 28, 2007 @ 5:40 pm
  9. Fun libertarian facts!

    Lew Rockwell regularly publishes the writings of Gary North, far and away the best writer on his site. Gary North’s father-in-law was R.J. Rushdoony, one of the bigwigs in the Reconstructionist movement. North himself is not a libertarian but a reconstructionist. But other than stoning homosexuals – and perhaps banning the consumption of shrimp and bacon – North is a free-market guy.

    Rockwell, of course, doesn’t publish North’s calls for stoning homosexuals, and I definitely don’t think Rockwell is a Reconstructionist himself. By all accounts he’s an ancap. But the fringe is a small world, n’est-ce pas?

    Comment by Joshua Holmes — December 28, 2007 @ 9:48 pm
  10. The right to free speach is a wonderful priveledge, I pray that a strong candidate will be elected so that we can continue to voice our opinions without the fear of being thrown in prison.
    We certainly don’t need a whiney wimp to be a leader for America.
    I really enjoy reading everyones opinions from all parties and the Washington special intrests, but when the dust settles the intelligent American pulic will select our next president.

    Comment by Ron in Fla. — December 29, 2007 @ 7:36 am
  11. but when the dust settles the intelligent American pulic will select our next president.

    Isn’t that an oxymoron? How many people voted for Bill Clinton because of his charisma? How many people voted for George W. Bush because of his Christian beliefs? How many people support Barack Obama because he’s black or Hillary Clinton because she’s a woman? How many people vote for a Democratic candidate or Republican candidate simply because they want the “most electable” candidate rather than voting for the candidate who best represents their views? How many people vote in the general election but not the primary? How many people vote for presidents but not Congressmen? How many people still believe that their vote will actually change the nature of our government? The myth of the intelligent voter is just that – a myth.

    Comment by Justin Bowen — December 29, 2007 @ 2:03 pm
  12. Huckabee fails to comprehend the difference between one’s Christian duties and the scope of one’s power. If his supporters realized that you cannot violate your oath of office without violating Christian principles, Huckabee would be at 1% in the polls.

    Comment by Chris Kachouroff — December 30, 2007 @ 1:02 pm

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