Mike Huckabee has commuted rapists and murderers largely because they have found Christ. With all due respect to the faith, a criminal’s decision to “make right with God” does not bring his victim back to life or ease the suffering of those affected by his crimes. Like all areas of the United States government, the justice system should be not subjected to any religious test. As a church member, Mike Huckabee can be respected. As a governor, Mr. Huckabee is a failure to the Bill of Rights, the United States justice system, and the victims of those he has pardoned.
Mike Huckabee does not understand what makes America great. An inherent problem facing democracy is the probable tyranny of the majority over minority opinions. The solution is the Bill of Rights, and Huckabee’s attitudes about crime reveal that he has either no knowledge of, or little respect for, those rights.
Herein, Mr. Huckabee, lies the greatness of America: America is not a religion. America cannot save you. America makes no attempt to tell you who you are or what you should be. America cannot tell you what to say, or who to trust, or how to think about things. America is not God and cannot help you, but America gives you every right to help yourself. Total indifference to all group ideologies (including Christianity) is American freedom. I find this circumstance perfectly and delightfully American: that you, Mr. Huckabee, have spent your entire life enjoying, reveling in, even profiting from, something you never recognized. Allow me to introduce you. Mike, meet my best friend: freedom. And meet freedom’s best friend: Ron Paul.
A vote for Huckabee is a vote against American freedoms.