Friday, January 4, 2008

I heart Huckabee...?

Well ... I did, but now I'm not so sure. I guess I need to read up on him a bit more. Is he the man he seems to be? The more I research the voting history of the guy it looks like he somehow believes that the government can do the work of the church through increased taxes and government programs. He is sounding more and more like John Edwards (except in the area of abortion). I'm getting concerned.

So who will I be voting for? Ron Paul. Phillip and I were talking about it the other night and he made the point that all government and authority are given by God (whether they are good or not) and the biggest reason I like Ron Paul is because of his commitment to the constitution. A quote from his website mentions that he has never voted for legislation that does not completely agree with the constitution. (Which also means he is principled, right?). His ultra conservative view on illegal immigration, Iraq, and other issues are music to my ears after listening so long to Republican after Republican that represent only a small fraction of what I would like to see in a leader. He may have only got 10% at the Iowa Caucus but he has raised more money (I think) than other conservative candidates. I doubt he has much of a chance but I'm going to support him all the way.


Miss Julie's Place said...

I must say I am miserably uninformed.
The only problem I have with supporting a no chance candidate though is the years when Perot ran and ended up splitting the republican vote and getting Clinton in the white house twice.
I hope you are having a great day.
Oh, before I forget, based on a previous comment by your husband on one of your blogs, please ask him if
the Mixies incident was irony or coincidence.
Love Julie

Jacquelyn said...

Perot split the vote by continuing to run after he lost the Republican nomination. I don' think Ron Paul would do that. I will most likely end up voting for whoever gets the nomination but since we are in the primaries I'm hoping that he can do what needs to be done to win it. At the end of the day you have to do your own research and vote for whoever you believe can lead the country in the right direction whoever it is. Good luck and happy research!

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Jacquelyn said...

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Brianna Heldt said...

i think it's good you research this stuff...i think that sometimes someone gets hyped up as the "christian" candidate and other things go unnoticed.

i have no clue who i'll vote for in the primary, but it won't be huckabee, mostly based on his past and then also his current stance on those afflicted with HIV and AIDS, which scares me.

i'll have to look more into this ron paul fellow.

Kristen Borland said...

i'm trying to follow politics. it's really not my thing. as passionate as i am about certain issues, i tend to just vote based on those particular issues. i love that you all talk about it, and i want to encourage you to do so because it keeps me plugged in and interested, and it makes me wonder about some of my preconceived ideas.

by the way, jeannett, that was way too cool. didn't know you read/spoke portuguese.

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