Reasons NOT to vote for Mike Huckabee

Written by commonsensejournal on December 15th, 2007

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Another presidental candidate from Arkansas who
plays an instrument and can play the masses, too.

All this hoopla about Mike Huckabee is a joke. Why? Just go to any conservative or liberal magazines, blogs, or even pick up a newspaper and see why. Educate yourself. Huckabee is lauded as some conservative, but he’s for higher taxes, soft on crime (he once even let a rapist out of jail, who later killed a woman), and is for porous and uncontrollable borders. But it’s not just conservatives who have a problem with him. Liberals point out that Huckabee once advocated rounding up people with AIDS and locking them up, even though AIDS is not transmitted through the air which might justify a quarantine; it requires sexual or IV/blood contact to transmit. Liberals also point out that Huckabee has even refused to sign off on aid for disaster relief for victims of a natural disaster.

It’s awesome that Huckabee is pro-life and wants to expand children’s healthcare (as long as it’s done the right way). Abortion is disgusting and the killing of an innocent human being. Huckabee is, in fact, a conservative in other ways, such as supporting punishment of murderers, and having a personal faith which may affect policies as long as it doesn’t establish a national religion (one reason America was founded was so that people could not be persecuted for worshipping their way, and a national religion is unconstitutional). But Romney, Guiliani, Thompson, and even… I can’t believe I’m saying it, but even Ron Paul would be a better choice.

Here’s a few reasons why NOT to support Huckabee. Some of the links are to conservative blogs, while others are links to liberal blogs. I don’t agree with everything on their sites, especially the anti-Christian bias on the Huffington Post. But we can still take the few rational points they make to learn more.

1.
Huckabee has unethically given state jobs to people who gave him gifts.

2.
He’s for open and uncontrollable borders, where we don’t know who is crossing the border (including those from terrorist-sponsoring states like Syria) and is for letting people jump to the head of the line just because they broke the law, instead of having them wait like everyone else who immigrated legally. See here, here, here, here, and here. He’s even compared people who oppose uncontrolled and illegal immigration as members of the KKK, trying to make it into a racial issue and using ad hominem attacks instead of debating rationally. He has recently flip-flopped, contradicting what he did as governor. I don’t trust it.

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He also said that he’s the best candidate to fight islamic fascism, simply because he has a theology degree. I’m not making this up.

4.
Huckabee is for big government and a nanny state. He imposed a 47% tax increase on Arkansas taxpayers when he was governor.

5.
Huckabee advocated rounding up people with AIDS so they couldn’t infect everyone else. The biggest problem is that AIDS can’t be transferred by normal contact but only by sexual contact, IV drug use, or if a person with an open wound was playing a sport, for example. I don’t know anyone with AIDS (that I know of) but I don’t think we should treat them like animals just because they have the disease. Rounding up people with a disease that is NOT like some superflu bug that can travel through the air but has to be passed in specific ways is crazy. See here and here.

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Huckabee also “refused to sign off on disaster relief legislation that would have prevented insurance companies from weaseling out of their claims, because catastrophic weather events were referred to as ‘acts of God.’” Why not help people after a natural disaster?

7.
Huckabee was directly involved in letting convicted rapist Wayne Dumond out of jail. Dumond was 35 and already suspected in a rape and a murder, but the charges didn’t stick. Duman raped a 17-year-old teenager. Even BILL CLINTON refused to grant him clemency. Huckabee, on the other hand, let him out of jail. After getting out of jail, Dumond went on to murder one and possibly two women. See Seattle Times’ story here.

8.
Democrats know they can beat Huckabee. They’re even waiting for him to get the nomination and then be easily beaten by any Democrat. See Drudge’s scoop here.

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But hey, Chuck Norris is endorsing Huckabee, so why don’t you? Forget all this stuff, don’t think, just vote! </sarcasm>

Now for a break from politics… 
On an unrelated note, here some links to some nice holiday songs by some nice bands. Just right-click and “save target as” so you can save them to your computer:

Death Cab, Baby, Please Come Home
http://www.canyouseethesunset.com/music/xmas/17_death_cab_for_cutie_baby_please_come_home.mp3

Coldplay, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
http://www.canyouseethesunset.com/music/xmas/19_coldplay_have_yourself_a_merry_little_christmas.mp3

Pedro the Lion, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
http://www.canyouseethesunset.com/music/xmas/20_ptl_i_heard_the_bells_on_christmas_day.mp3

Feist, Lo How a Rose Ere Blooming
http://www.canyouseethesunset.com/music/xmas/11_feist_lo_how_a_rose_ere_blooming.mp3

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