Mike Huckabee Speaks at CPAC!

Governor Mike Huckabee finished his speech to CPAC just a few minutes ago.  It was a great speech and was received very well by the attendees.  

Mike’s daughter, Sarah, introduced him and told some very funny stories Before she came on stage to introduce her father, the announcer had to ask the people to move to the front to make room for the many people coming in to hear the speech.  After being introduced, Mike was cheered with loud applause and many Team Huck signs could be viewed in the audience.  

Mike started his speech with a great analogical story.  The story was about a teacher receiving Christmas gifts from her students in a small-town.  The gifts would usually be associated with what each student’s parents did for a living.  the boy whose father worked at the candy store gave the teacher candy.  The girl whose father works as florist gave her flowers.  Then comes the boy whose father works at a liquor store.  the box is dripping from the bottom and so the teacher asks the boy if it wine.  They boy says no.  After questions about Brandy and Rum, the boy tells her that the gift is a puppy.  The analogy is that “things are not as they seem”  A centerpiece of the first half of his speech was centered on the economy and Mike continued his rail on the bailouts and “Porkulus.”  He reiterated his “C.R.A.P.” nickname for the passed $800 Billion bill (with the usual laughter from the audience).  He praised the previous speaker, Mike Pence for his leadership and called him “One of his favorite members of Congress.”    As he continued, Mike got his first standing ovation (after the opening) as he called for the enactment of the FairTax and the shutdown of the Internal Revenue Service.  

Huckabee then moved on to talk about the disconnect between Fiscal and Social conservatives. His second standing ovation when he spoke of his pro-life stance.  He made his case that both fiscal and social conservatism should go hand in hand noting that if the social issues are ignored that Government has to grow exponentially to respond to the problems caused (more drop outs, more police needed, more jails needing to be built, worse health for the population, etc).    He called for a reconciliation and to work as one strong conservative team to lead this country from “A drowning city in the ocean back to the shining city on a hill!”  

Later on Mike said, “The United Socialist States of Russia” may be a thing of the past but the “United Socialst States of America” may be close to reality.  Mike warned against the dangers of Nationalized banks and of Universal Health Care.  He stressed the values of “Vertical Politics” and the need for “Vertical Patriotism” to solve the many problems we face in our Nation today.  He said that the best way President Obama could be like Sarkozy in France is to allow for the construction of Nuclear power plants and said that might have been the best part of the stimulus bill – except it was taken out of the bill while it was in committee.    He demanded reforming the broken education system that focuses on the teachers unions rather than educating our children.   

In  conclusion (the speech was an astonishing half-hour), Governor Huckabee made one more analogy, in a speech full of them (as well as the typical hilarious one-liners).  He talked of a man who had asked about Mike’s hobbies.  The man said he owned a boat but that he kept the boat in a warehouse with a group of other boating enthusiasts that only kept their boats as a prize and didn’t get out in the water.  After going on about his ridiculous this sounded he compared it to the people at this conference.  He said it is one thing to go to the conference and go back home energized but “are we warehouse conservatives or water conservatives?”  We need to “get out in the water and makes some waves!”  

It was a great speech and I’ll share a video if I find one later on the net for those that did not see it.  

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Pro Choice? What About the Choice of The Unborn? Why We Must Promote A Culture of Life!!

I think the time has come to discuss why our nation should promote a culture of life.  It is a stance that in time has grown closer and closer to my heart.  With almost one week to go before Election Day I think it is more important than ever to discuss this issue.

Let me start with a fact that may blow your mind – A year ago I would not even think of writing the following editorial.  I was apathetic and sat on the fence between pro-choice and pro-life not wanting to stray onto either side.  For years I had read advocate after advocate from both sides bicker and battle with each other. I saw abortion as a divisive issue.  With a major political influence being Neal Boortz who could blame me?  Then stepped in Governor Mike Huckabee.

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The Most Profound Statement On Life I Have Ever Read

The following statement was posted by Governor Mike Huckabee this afternoon.  It is the most profound statement I have ever read, and the strongest Pro-Life statement Mike Huckabee has ever made (to my knowledge at least): 

Dear Team:



The Democrats are beginning to arrive in Denver for the coronation, er uh, NOMINATION, of Barak Obama. In the past few weeks, some of the shine and glitter has begun to disappear as he stumbled badly trying to escape his own record on fundamental issues like the sanctity of life. His non-answer to Rick Warren in the Saddleback Forum was more revealing for what he didn’t say than what he said. He did what many far left liberals do when it comes time to discuss the life issue—he changed the topic. He said that answers to such questions either scientifically or theologically were “above his pay grade.”


Mr. Obama, most people earning far below YOUR pay grade know enough science to realize that when 23 chromosomes from a female and 23 from a male unite in the moment of conception, a life containing 46 unique chromosomes is created. For all the talk from liberals as to how they follow science and therefore end up with their positions on global warming and evolution, they seem to claim utter ignorance of one of science’s irrefutable facts—what kind of life is created at conception.

Here’s the clear “science:”

When the male sperm and female egg join, a new and unique life form is created. At conception. Not at birth or viability, or when a lawyer says so. At conception this happens. John McCain got it right; Obama pled less scientific knowledge than a 5th grader.


This life is either human or something else. Science irrefutably would declare that the life which is starting from that moment is human. It’s not a stalk of broccoli, it’s not a parrot, squirrel, or dolphin. It will never become a tree—it can only become a human. It has the entire DNA schedule that it will have for the rest of its life right then. In days it will begin to take on increasingly observable human characteristics and form, but at conception, it is biologically human.

If this life is human, then the only issue left is whether this human life falls under the notion that it has a fundamental right of existence or not. If not, it is because we as a culture have decided that some human lives are simply not worth living. If we can decide that about an innocent and unborn baby, we can also decide it on the basis of less absolute criteria than that. If we make that choice (and this is all about “CHOICE,” isn’t it?) then someone may decide that a terminally ill person is not a life worth living. Maybe a severely disabled child is a life not worth living; what about a person with a limited IQ? Say that’s absurd—that an educated and enlightened society would never be so audacious as to begin to terminate life based on such arbitrary excuses? Maybe you haven’t studied Nazi Germany, in which the murder of six million Jews was justified because of their religion and millions of others were murdered because of their politics. Germany was not a primitive, superstitious culture. It was one filled with the intelligentsia and enlightened.

This is an important issue. It’s why we can’t trust Obama with America’s future because he’s not even sure which Americans are worth saving and which ones aren’t. And it’s why that for many of us, McCain’s selection of a running mate really does matter. Because John McCain clearly is pro life, I will support and vote for him because Obama is not an option for me as a pro life person. I will be disappointed if McCain doesn’t pick a true pro life person and realize that should that happen, he will lose many of the very people who supported me. I cannot expect all of you to vote for McCain if he chooses someone whose record isn’t pro life. It will be a less than perfect decision for all of us—our only real choices are McCain and Obama; one will protect life and one won’t. Some will argue for a 3rd party candidate and I respect that, but in political realities, that is essentially a vote for Obama and I can’t go there.


I want lower taxes, less government, more local control, less spending, greater accountability for tax dollars, a strong national defense, and less government regulation. But above all, I want a government who respects life—mine, yours, and that of people I don’t know and even those I don’t like. A government that decides that an unborn baby isn’t worth anything may one day decide that about me. Or you.


This election shouldn’t be about taxes. It ought to be about life.

Respectfully,


Mike Huckabee

When I first read this statement I was moved to tears and I still am no matter how many times I read it.  I was born severely disabled.  Other cultures and sadly other people would have left me to die (or worse) killed me off because of the dissibilities I was born with, the challenges I would face, and the long odds I had.  They would have done so without giving me a choice.  the disabled were among the millions ruthlessly murdered during The Holocaust.  Haven’t we learned our lesson from this dispicable moment in the history of humanity?  Human life should be chereished from conception until death. 

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HUCKPAC’S VERTICAL DAY – Lamar Alexander On Life

the man famous for campaigning in plaid shirts, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is back to blog again as the sun sets on Vertical Day.  This time Senator Alexander talks about his pro-life stance: 

I’m pro-life, and I know that many of you share my deep and abiding respect for life in all of its forms.

I continue to believe what women in crisis need most is our care and support. I support adoption as an alternative to abortion and encourage efforts to make adopting a child easier. And I’ve fought in the Senate for numerous pro-life measures.


I cosponsored the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 to end that dreadful and unnecessary procedure. And, through that law was challenged in federal courts, I was heartened that the U.S. Supreme Court did the right thing last year by upholding the ban.


I supported the Unborn Victims of Violence Act – also known as Laci and Conner’s Law – which made it a criminal offense to injure or kill a fetus during the commission of a violent crime against a pregnant woman.

And I was proud to cosponsor and vote for the Child Custody Protection Act, a measure which would make it a federal offense to transport a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion if the intent is to circumvent a parental notification or consent law in the state where the minor lives. In many cases, we’re talking about girls who couldn’t even go on a school field trip without a parent’s permission. And I firmly believe that a young lady should have her parent’s involvement in such a life-changing decision.


Despite strong bipartisan support in both chambers and Senate approval by a vote of 65-34, this bill never became law because the Democratic leadership in the Senate refused to allow the two Houses to meet and agree to a final version to send to the President for his signature.


The inexcusable lack of progress on the Child Custody Protection Act demonstrates how badly our nation needs leaders who share our commitment to the culture of life. If you’d like to learn more, I’d encourage you to visit LamarAlexander.com and sign up to join my team.

Even though the sun is now setting into the West, there are still 3-4 hours left in Vertical Day and more posts coming up.  Please stay tuned and do go click the links and comment to these wonderful supporters and candidates!  They deserve our support! 

HUCKPAC’S VERTICAL DAY – Life Is A Precious Gift

The next candidate to post today is Brian Walker who is running to be the State Representative for the 11th Distirct in Texas: 

Life is a precious gift and a sacred right. Our forefathers knew this when they crafted the Declaration of Independence; for without life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness cannot be achieved. Some people in this country seem to have forgotten this lesson and would deny life to those who cannot speak for themselves, those who are still in the womb. Using the courts, they attempt to define when life may begin according to their own callous standards and ignore the beating hearts of growing individuals who cannot as yet speak for themselves. The danger inherent in this philosophy is that it attacks the foundation of our rights and liberties. Once they can determine whether or not a person can live, then they can determine how your other rights can be restricted. If we do nothing to stand in the face of this form of tyranny, then we are forfeiting the sacred honor entrusted to us by our Founding Fathers so long ago. Like them we must stand up to those who would deny us our rights and resolutely drive them back. The protection of life is a fight we cannot afford to lose, and we must use all our resolve to fight the injustice that is abortion. We must let people know that life begins at conception and educate those who have become convinced by the other side that they can end the life of their child. We must take every step in legislatures and courts to roll back the “progressive” abortion policies that have been put in place over the years that make it easier for women and young girls to get an abortion. Life is worth preserving and our goal must be to convince Americans that life is not something we can casually throw away on a whim.

God Bless,

Brian K. Walker

To learn more about Brian, visit his website at www.voteforwalker.com.

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