I would like to see a Christian elected to the office of president of the United States, but being Christian is not the sole qualifier. Besides, anytime I hear about a candidate that is Christian I get flash-backs of Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, and Bible-waving Bill Clinton on the steps of a church building. Enter Mike Huckabee as a candidate for 2008.
First of all, I don’t like to hear what candidates have to say. I would much rather learn what they said and did BEFORE they became a candidate. I’m sorry, but I don’t care for those who become reformed, change their minds, and consider new information AFTER they decide to run. Oh, it’s fine to reform, but do it before becoming a candidate.
A five minute Internet search can give you a lot of red meat about most any candidate. Huckabee doesn’t look so good on the issues of illegal immigration and limited government. In fact, he looks terrible. He seems to be a solid socialist. A preacher that is a socialist is worse. Why? Socialists want to redistribute the wealth by taxation. Christians who wish to see help go to the needy should just dig down in their own pockets and pull out the green to give to the poor.
On one occasion as Governor of Arkansas, Huckabee called a bill sponsored by Sen. Jim Holt that would deny state benefits to illegal immigrants as un-Christian, un-American, irresponsible and anti-life. Pretty obvious … Huckabee is the type who likes to redistribute wealth via tax dollars.
If Huckabee is really so full of compassion, then he should go back to the pulpit, use the Bible as his guide and motivate his congregation to give generously to those in need. That’s the Christian way, and it has been the American way since this country was birthed.