Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Enough said

About Huckabee. Sounds good on many issues, but he is dead wrong on this one. Mike Huckabee Says Fred Thompson Has Wrong Approach to Abortion
Washington, DC ( -- Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said in a Sunday interview that fellow GOP hopeful Fred Thompson has the wrong approach on dealing with the issue of abortion. Huckabee said he favors a national human life amendment while Thompson favors overturning Roe v. Wade and letting states ban abortion.
Pushing this at the federal level is flat out wrong and bad politics. It might seem like a victory to some, but it would be a phyrric one Cuz the death mongers would have every right to push the exact opposite through when they got in power.

He also shows his weakness on history also.
"It's the logic of the Civil War," Huckabee said in an interview with the "Fox News Sunday" program.
Remember, we are the United STATES of America, not the Federation or some top heavy government. Well, not supposed to be anyway.


Lee Strong said...

Actually, he supports overturning Roe.

From his campaign blog: "I support and have always supported passage of a constitutional amendment to protect the right to life. My convictions regarding the sanctity of life have always been clear and consistent, without equivocation or wavering. I believe that Roe v. Wade should be over-turned."

Perhaps he just was talkign about what might be more immediately achievable.

KaleJ said...

Overturning Roe is in the courts, not a constitutional amendment. This statement by Huckabee merely shows that he is not in favor a small federal government. He supports growing the federal government.

That is not conservative.

Lee Strong said...

kalej - If you take an extreme libertarian point of view that any new law is "growing the government," then, technically, yes.

But he also favors scrapping the current tax laws and replacing them with a simple FAIR tax. The net effect would be far fewer laws - shrinking the government.

That is conservative.

KaleJ said...

Lee, I followed up your comments with a full post.
Thanks for your input.