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3/10/2014 (11 months ago)

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Former Arkansas governor blasts Obama, Clinton in speech

Former Arkansas Governor Mick Huckabee made clear his presidential ambitions in his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference speech last week. "These are the things that I know. I know there is a God, and I know this nation would not exist had he not been the midwife of its birth. And I know that this nation exists by the providence of his hand, and if this nation forgets our God, then God will have every right to forget us," Huckabee declared. "I hope that we repent before we ever have to receive his fiery judgment."

Mike Huckabee accused the president of being a weak leader. 'I know that the only time Vladimir Putin shivers is when he has his shirt off in a cold Russian winter,' he said. 'No one trusts us; no one listens to us; no one respects us and no one fears us.'

Mike Huckabee accused the president of being a weak leader. "I know that the only time Vladimir Putin shivers is when he has his shirt off in a cold Russian winter," he said. "No one trusts us; no one listens to us; no one respects us and no one fears us."

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

3/10/2014 (11 months ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Mike Huckabee, conservative, abortion, religion, agenda, presidential run


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Former Governor Mike Huckabee criticized both President Obama and Hillary Clinton in his speech. He warned that "a society that sacrifices its own children is no better than the ancient Philistines."

He blasted the Obama administration for its policy mandating abortifacient contraception coverage in insurance plans, properly noting that they are undermining religious liberty and violating the First Amendment of the US Constitution.

"When the government begins to say 'it's okay if you have faith but you can only have this much of it because, when you have this much of it, it may somehow conflict with something government has passed, here's what I know: It's time for the government to scale back, not for people of faith to scale back. Religious liberty should be unimpeded in this nation."

Prayer, fasting and almsgiving.


Huckabee offered signs he'll make another run for the White House in 2016, positioning himself as a favorite of many cultural and moral conservatives. He blasted many Democrats on foreign policy and the economy, positioning himself in strong opposition to Democrats' early 2016 front-runner, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

"Four Americans were murdered at Benghazi, and our government lied to us as to what happened," he said. "With all due respect to Hillary Clinton, it does make a difference why they died."

Huckabee accused President Obama of being a weak leader. "I know that the only time Vladimir Putin shivers is when he has his shirt off in a cold Russian winter," he said. "No one trusts us; no one listens to us; no one respects us and no one fears us."

Huckabee did not address fiscal issues in this speech. Some in attendance at the event accuse him of not being strong in opposing an out of control federal government. He disagrees, but chose not to dress the contention in this speech.

Yet, he did offer some well received criticism on the ever increasing tax burden in the Nation and growing distaste for the I.R.S..

"I know that the IRS is a criminal enterprise," he said. "The best way to get the IRS off our backs and out of our lives is to enact a fair tax which will eliminate the IRS once and for all."

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