November 30, 2007
I strongly believe in states rights. For most issues, states would have different standards. Legal drinking age should be established at the state level. Driving age should be established at the state level. Penalties for crimes should be established at the state level. The federal government should provide for our national defense and to protect our constitutional rights.
I am very Pro-Life. There are several candidates that propose that Roe vs Wade should be overturned and handled at the state level. For a long time, I agreed.
After hearing Mike Huckabee defend his position on a constitutional amendment to end abortion, I have changed my mind. His argument is that abortion is a Moral issue, just as slavery was. To follow the states rights arguments would allow one state to outlaw slavery and a neighbor state to protect it as a right of it’s citizens. How could this ever be Moral or even fair?
That is why abortion must be abolished by constitutional amendment.
November 28, 2007
Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine
Armed Bank Robbery
Obstruction of Justice
Using a Firearm during a felony
Why won’t the president consider a pardon or sentence commutation for these Border Patrol Agents?
November 28, 2007
I’m on Team Huckabee ’08. I joined early – Member # 2008-00091.
November 28, 2007
“One favoring traditional views and values.” (from: conservative. (n.d.). The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Retrieved November 27, 2007, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/conservative)
That makes me a conservative.
I read this article from Bob Novak. Why does he redefine conservative? Isn’t he really trying to define Republican? I get that a plank of the Republican platform is low taxes. I also get that Mike Huckabee had a part in raising taxes in Arkansas. Fair to point out. But, why then, don’t they point out that he also had balanced budgets (and a cash surplus at the end of his term)? If not a Republican plank, a conservative value – don’t overspend.
I’m not supporting Mike Huckabee because he is a Republican. I support Mike Huckabee because he represents my Values.
I think the power brokers in the GOP should recognize that a majority of the population desires independence from the Islamic society that despises us. And they should recognize that the majority of the population expects secure borders for our protection. And they should recognize that the majority of the population expects the protection of the innocents. And to a certain limit that protection goes toward the children of illegals.
Someone once said to me that as a homeschool family I probably resent paying school tax. The truth is quite opposite. I benefit from an educated population – less crime, more productivity, etc. I just want value. A government that outspends its income can never be considered conservative. I always vote to raise taxes to buy equipment for the police and fire departments. I never vote to raise taxes to enlarge government.
So don’t let the media redefine what you are. Stay with the traditional values of Mike Huckabee.
“Strictly speaking, conservatism is not a political system, but rather a way of looking at the civil order.” – Russell Kirk.
November 27, 2007
Don’t get excited. There’s not one. Except for mine, there’s not a perfect spouse. Not a perfect child. Not a perfect teacher, preacher, neighbor, friend, job, and on and on and on (as my almost perfect boss liked to say). Stop trying to find the perfect candidate. Instead identify the qualities that are important to you.
A solid candidate to me is one whose judgement I can trust. Romney sponsored socialized medicine in Massachusetts, Giuliani has 3 marriages, Clinton tolerates her husbands indiscretion clearly for political reasons. All have held positions that support abortion rights. If they are incapable of making the right decision on this one issue, why should I trust their judgement on any other issue.
Mike Huckabee is the reliable candidate. He has never wavered on this position. But, no politician is without flaw. A candidate will never satisfy all of the people or sometimes even most of the people (see George Bush, 43). But, I know that before making a decision he will consider it’s impact on the value of life.
Ask yourself, if you had to pick, which candidate would I let watch my kids?
November 26, 2007
Poor Fred Thompson. Seems he thinks that Fox News is against him. But, it brings up a complaint I’ve had from the beginning. Why does the media get to choose the top tier candidates – even before the debates began. In fact, Fred was listed as a top tier candidate before he was even in the race. The last people I want selecting candidates is the media.
Anyone that has researched or watched the Republican debates know that the most interesting and creative positions have been from the so called second tier. Check the passion of Tom Tancredo on illegal immigration, the foreign policy knowledge of Alan Keyes, the support that Duncan Hunter shows for the military, the social values of Sam Brownback. Put them together to get Mike Huckabee.
Meanwhile, ‘top tier’ Romney spends millions in Iowa to be only 4 points ahead of Mike Huckabee (who only recently produced his first commercial). The reason is the citizens get to pick the top tier. And the media should learn that.
Oh, yeah. Don’t worry Fred – Huckabee got creamed on Bill O’Reilly. To me, the Fair and Balanced network has picked the Mayor.
Poor Fred Link
November 24, 2007
The single greatest contribution that George Bush 43 made was to nominate Roberts and Alito to the Supreme Court. In the next several years there will be more opportunities to nominate conservative – constructionist justices. It is imperative that the “living” constitution mentality by jurists is ended. A core conservitive issue is protecting the right of all life – particularly the unborn. Mike Huckabee is the only remaining legitimate contender that has an unblemished record on this issue. Having that core value makes him uniquely able to appoint justices that will protect that right.