Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mike Huckabee headed into the Granite State on Friday as Iowa’s presidential champions.
I love Obama and am glad to see….so do a lot of other people. He can’t hurt this country anymore than President George “I make my decisions and pray they are the right ones” Bush, but someone like Huckabee could do just as much damage. Let’s go over his “issues”…..shall we?
1) A 9-Point Strategy for Immigration Enforcement and Border Security
Implement a broad-based strategy that commits the resources of the federal government to the enforcement of our immigration laws and results in the attrition of the illegal immigrant population.
Because you know fighting immigration is more important than securing health care and jobs and education for americans…oh yes, thats what Mr Huckabee thinks. Besides those damn Canadians and Mexicans are apparently taking jobs away from Americans. The ones they don’t want that is!! And who is the world thinks people are going to actually believe that Canadians are coming to America in droves to get away from that horrible (actually wonderful, safe place) Canada? Probably the same people that believe we should be in Iraq.
Heres part of his intention on preventing amnesty:
Wow. So Mr Huckabee is also for tearing families apart? What a great guy.
To see the rest of his 9 point strategy go here.
2) Faith and Politics
Here are MR. Huckabee’s own words:
Real faith makes us humble and mindful, not of the faults of others, but of our own. It makes us less judgmental, as we see others with the same frailties we have. Faith gives us strength in the face of injustice and motivates us to do our best for “the least of us.
Really? Does this only apply to other Americans Mr.Huckabee?
My faith is my life – it defines me. My faith doesn’t influence my decisions, it drives them.
Really? Then your faith should be discussed at great length because it will (hopefully not) affect the rest of the nation if you get the presidency.
3) Sanctity of Life
I support and have always supported passage of a constitutional amendment to protect the right to life. My convictions regarding the sanctity of life have always been
clear and consistent, without equivocation or wavering. I believe that Roe v. Wade should be over-turned.
I am opposed to research on embryonic stem cells.
If I’m saddled with a Democrat Congress, I’ll veto any pro-abortion legislation they pass. I will staff all relevant positions with pro-life appointees. I will use the Bully Pulpit to change hearts and minds, to move this country from a culture of death to a culture of life. I have no desire to throw women in jail, I just want us to stop throwing babies in the garbage.
Wow another man who thinks he should be able to dictate to a woman what she can and can’t do with her own body. Hard to believe this is 2008…..Huckabee seems to think we are still in 1973. How many children has Mr. Huckabee adopted? Where is his compassion for the mothers who are pregnant and can’t/won’t raise a child? I suppose he thinks alley abortions would be better? Children being put in dumpsters after they are born…still alive…..because the mother only had one option—have the baby and to her that wasn’t an option at all. What about those children given up to homes who don’t ever get adopted out. What laws will he implement to protect them?
4) Education And The Arts
Now this I agree with. Education is very important and being creative is and should be part of the curriculum.
5) Health Care
The health care system in this country is irrevocably broken, in part because it is only a “health care” system, not a “health” system. We don’t need universal health care mandated by federal edict or funded through ever-higher taxes. We do need to get serious about preventive health care instead of chasing more and more dollars to treat chronic disease, which currently gobbles up 80% of our health care costs, and yet is often avoidable. The result is that we’ll be able to deliver better care where and when it’s needed.
I advocate policies that will encourage the private sector to seek innovative ways to bring down costs and improve the free market for health care services. We have to change a system that happily pays $30,000 for a diabetic to have his foot amputated, but won’t pay for the shoes that would save his foot.
We can make health care more affordable by reforming medical liability; adopting electronic record keeping; making health insurance more portable from one job to another; expanding health savings accounts to everyone, not just those with high deductibles; and making health insurance tax deductible for individuals and families as it now is for businesses. Low income families would get tax credits instead of deductions. We don’t need all the government controls that would inevitably come with universal health care. When I’m President, Americans will have more control of their health care options, not less.
This will not solve healthcare problems Mr Huckabee…..this is a small step in the right direction.
I’d like you to join me at the best “Going Out of Business” sale I can imagine – one held by the Internal Revenue Service. Am I running for president to shut down the federal government? Not exactly. But I am running to completely eliminate all federal income and payroll taxes. And I do mean all – personal federal, corporate federal, gift, estate, capital gains, alternative minimum, Social Security, Medicare, self-employment. All our hours filling out forms, all our payments for help with those forms, all our shopping bags filled with disorganized receipts, all our headaches and heartburn from tax stress will vanish. Instead we will have the FairTax, a simple tax based on wealth. When the FairTax becomes law, it will be like waving a magic wand releasing us from pain and unfairness.
The FairTax will replace the Internal Revenue Code with a consumption tax, like the taxes on retail sales forty-five states and the District of Columbia have now. All of us will get a monthly rebate that will reimburse us for taxes on purchases up to the poverty line, so that we’re not taxed on necessities. That means people below the poverty line won’t be taxed at all. We’ll be taxed on what we decide to buy, not what we happen to earn. We won’t be taxed on what we choose to save or the interest those savings earn. The tax will apply only to new goods, so we can reduce our taxes further by buying a used car or computer.
This would help out the poor and give them a much needed tax break. Maybe some would be able to keep their heads above water because of this.
No other candidate has supported traditional marriage more consistently and steadfastly than I have. While Massachusetts was allowing homosexuals to marry, I got a constitutional amendment passed in Arkansas in 2002 defining marriage as between one man and one woman. I got Arkansas to become only the third state to adopt “covenant” marriage. My wife Janet and I upgraded our vows on Valentine’s Day, 2005. Today, many churches in Arkansas will perform only covenant marriages, so I’m hoping we’ll see a decline in our divorce rates.
The late Cardinal O’Connor decried a domestic partnership law (which provided that all couples who signed up, whether heterosexual or homosexual, would be treated the same as married couples) as legislating that “marriage doesn’t matter.” I agree with the Cardinal that marriage does matter, I would add that nothing in our society matters more. Our true strength doesn’t come from our military or our gross national product, it comes from our families. What’s the point of keeping the terrorists at bay in the Middle East if we can’t keep decline and decadence at bay here at home? The growing number of children born out of wedlock and the rise in no-fault divorce have been a disaster for our society. They have pushed many women and children into poverty and onto the welfare, food stamp, and Medicaid rolls. These children are more likely to drop out of school and end up in low-paying, dead-end jobs, they are more likely to get involved with drugs and crime, they are more likely to have children out of wedlock or get divorced themselves someday, continuing the unhappy cycle.
This is absolutely despicable!!! Humble?!! Whats humble about telling the gay/homosexual community they don’t count??!! I can’t imagine how they must feel. So according to Mr Huckabee decadent is what homosexuals are….not people with hopes, dreams, feelings, and families? How dare you!!!
to be continued__________