In what is one of the most un-American statements to come out of a Republican’s mouth, Mike Huckabee warned parents not to let their kids sign up for the military until after President Obama leaves office.
Audio via Right Wing Watch:
Huckabee told Iowa talk radio host Jim Mickelson:
This administration has had an open hostility toward the Christian faith, nd I know that sounds like a bold statement, Jan, but when you have a president whose administration orders its chaplains to put its Bibles away, not to pray in Jesus name, not to counsel people on the issues of sexual morality; when you have this attitude that is more about promoting gay marriage and gay rights in the military than it is about being able to protect religious liberty for those people of faith, it’s going to be hard to find people that are truly devoted people of faith and Christian believers and Orthodox Jews and others. Why would they want to be in a military that would be openly hostile and not just simply bring some scorn to their faith, but would punish them for it?
There’s nothing more honorable than serving one’s country and there’s no greater heroes to our country than our military, but I might suggest to parents, I’d wait a couple of years until we get a new commander-in-chief that will once again believe ‘one nation under god’ and believe that people of faith should be a vital part of the process of not only governing this country, but defending this country.
Republicans have turned un-patriotic statements and behavior into a cottage sub-industry of Obama hate, but Huckabee’s remarks are a new low. The idea that the Christian president is punishing Christians because he has placed the Constitution first while trying to make the military inclusive to faiths, believers and non-believers is such a stretch of reality that it is difficut to take anyone seriously who makes such exaggerated statements.
In Mike Huckabee’s view, anyone who makes extremists respect the rights of others is hostile to Christians. Huckabee is going to try to get himself elected president as the fire and brimstone extemist. If the former Arkansas governor has to weaken the United States military in order to get elected, he will have no qualms about betraying his country.
Mike Huckabee is the worst kind of self-serving America hating Republican imaginable. Weakening the military while smearing the Commander in Chief is his platform. It is also why this man will never be elected president.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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