On Friday, August 17, 2012 99.7 FM WTN Nashville on the Mike Huckabee show, when talking about Mitt Romney, Mr. Huckabee said that voters should be comforted "that a man of that wealth isn't going to steal from the government because he's got more money than they do." This can also be found in the Gainesville Times in an article by Ashley Fielding, posted April 17, 2012.
I guess that if you are poor, former governor Huckabee thinks that you are a thief that can not be trusted. In the Bible, in the book of Luke, chapter 16, verses 19-31 we find the story of the rich man and Lazarus:
"There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. "The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.' "But Abraham replied, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.' "He answered, 'Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.' "Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.' "'No, father Abraham,' he said, 'but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.' "He said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'"
I think that we can all see whose side Mr. Huckabee would be on and it ain't Lazarus.
Mr. Huckabee lied back in February of 2011 when he said that 75% of youths in the United States are disqualified from Military Service because of obesity. Fox News Sunday February, 27,2011 and http://www.factcheck.org:
Huckabee: What Michelle Obama has proposed is that we recognize that we have a serious obesity crisis, which we do. Seventy-five percent of the military-eligible kids going into the Army can't qualify for the physical because they're either overweight or obese and can't meet the minimum Army standards.
That's serious. This is no longer just a health issue, an economic issue. It is becoming an issue of national security.
The truth is:
Mission: Readiness, Nov. 5, 2009: Startling statistics released by the Pentagon show that 75 percent of young people ages 17 to 24 are currently unable to enlist in the United States military. Three of the most common barriers for potential recruits are failure to graduate high school, a criminal record, and physical fitness issues, including obesity.
Mike Huckabee is a "Christian Minister"? Give me a break!
But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars -they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.
Mr. Huckabee you better quit lying but since you are supporting Romney maybe you can be fitted for some silly sacred underware that will protect you from the fires of hell.