Monday, December 10, 2007

Huckabee's Past: Help Or Hindrance?

Huckabee said ungiving individuals are responsible for higher taxes. "I'm often asked why taxes are so high and government is so big. It's because the faith we have in local churches has become so small. If we'd been doing what we should have -- giving a dime from every dollar to help the widows, the orphans and the poor -- we now wouldn't be giving nearly 50 cents of every dollar to a government that's doing ... what we should have been doing all along." Huckabee also explained why he left pastoring for 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." He compared his entry into politics to "getting inside the dragon's belly," adding, "There's not one thing we can do in those marbled halls and domed capitols that can equal what's done when Jesus touches the lives of a sinner." The most basic unit of government is not the city council, quorum court or state legislature, Huckabee said. "It is Mom and Dad raising kids and teaching them respect for authority, others and God."

The above was taken from an article published back in 1998 in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-Do the statements above (& in the article) cause you to want to vote for Huckabee? Not vote for Huckabee? Or do they have no bearing on your vote?
-Is it a good thing for a man running for office to believe in something outside of this physical world? If yes, why? If no, why not?
-What do you look for in a candidate for the office of President?
-Does faith matter?
-How do you feel about the media "drudge"ing up old news to shed light on our presidential hopefulls?
-If you could dictate how all campaigns are to be run, what would you change if anything?

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