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2007-12-18

Paul v. Huckabee: One Christian’s Analysis

RonPaul2008.com v. MikeHuckabee.com: Will the real statesman please stand up?

Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee agree on a number of issues. The purpose of this simple analysis is to examine and summarize their differences and provide direct links to their positions on major issues.

War and Foreign Policy

Mike Huckabee: Believes that we are currently engaged in a world war and wants to use “overwhelming force” to continue the course and meddle in the affairs of other nations.

Ron Paul: Wants to pursue peace with all and protect our country from threats while heeding our Founding Fathers’ warning about entangling ourselves in the affairs of other nations.

Analysis: Most people look back at the Catholic Crusades as morally reprehensible. What will future generations think when they look back at this new crusade for which thousands upon thousands of American soldiers and innocent civilians have lost their lives?

Roughly 3/4 of the country is opposed to the war. Roughly 3/4 of the country claims to be Christian. Even if the 1/4 of the country that are non-Christian were all anti-war, that would still leave 1/2 the country being Christian and anti-war. It’s mainly the religious and political establishment who are warmongers.

National Debt

Mike Huckabee: Says the government is overspending, but doesn’t recommend any spending cuts. Among his top issues: he wants to continue or increase subsidies for things like education and the arts, energy, agriculture, and playing global policeman.

Ron Paul: “Politicians and lobbyists are spending America into ruin. We are nine trillion dollars in debt as a nation. Our mounting government debt endangers the financial future of our children and grandchildren. If we don’t cut spending now, higher taxes and economic disaster will be in their future – and yours.

“The Federal Reserve, our central bank, fosters runaway debt by increasing the money supply – making each dollar in your pocket worth less. The Fed is a private bank run by unelected officials who are not required to be open or accountable to ‘we the people’. Worse, our economy and our very independence as a nation is increasingly in the hands of foreign governments such as China and Saudi Arabia.

“We cannot continue to allow private banks, wasteful agencies, lobbyists, corporations on welfare, and governments collecting foreign aid to dictate the size of our ballooning budget. We need a new method to prioritize our spending. It’s called the Constitution of the United States.”

Analysis: This is one of the paramount issues facing our nation today and Paul is the only presidential candidate who is seriously addressing it.

Both want to eliminate the I.R.S. Huckabee wants to replace it with a different tax. Paul wants to replace it with an equivalent cut in spending.

New World Order

Mike Huckabee: Since being certified by the Council on Foreign Relations he has become the new media-anointed alternative. Says he opposes the economic integration of North America, but refers to globalization as a good thing in several places on his website.

Ron Paul: The only candidate who’s even talking about world government and calling for a withdrawal from all organizations and trade deals that infringe upon the freedom and independence of the United States of America.

Analysis: The legitimacy of mainstream media polls is suspect, especially when compared with the way they largely ignore how well Paul has done in straw polls, fundraising, and his unrivaled grassroots support.

Education

Mike Huckabee: Politics as usual. Wants to provide every child with music and arts instruction.

Ron Paul: “The federal government has no constitutional authority to fund or control schools.”

Analysis: The word of God delegates parents, not civil government, as the stewards of children and their education.

Privacy and Personal Liberty

Mike Huckabee: Not on his list of issues.

Ron Paul: Wants to drastically limit the ability of government to collect and store data regarding citizens’ personal matters. Opposes the so-called Patriot Act and the Real ID Act.

Analysis: The problem with centralizing power in Washington is the way corrupt politicians use this power against their critics and opponents.

Marriage

Mike Huckabee: Wants to grant the federal government jurisdiction over marriage.

Ron Paul: Not on his list of issues.

Analysis: I don’t believe that the Commander-in-Chief of the military nor any federal bureaucracy should regulate marriage. I believe our Founding Fathers would fiercely reject such an intrusion by the central government into private affairs. I believe Paul would agree.

Property Rights and Eminent Domain

Mike Huckabee: Not on his list of issues.

Ron Paul: “We must stop special interests from violating property rights and literally driving families from their homes, farms and ranches. Property rights are the foundation of all rights in a free society. The next president must get federal agencies out of these schemes to deny property owners their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property.”

Analysis: I couldn’t have said it any better than Paul.

Track Record

Mike Huckabee: “Tax Hike Mike” needs a “Truth Squad” to spin all of the inconsistencies his opponents easily dig up from his ten-year history as Governor of Arkansas.

Ron Paul: Opponents have to resort to smearing his supporters because during his twenty years serving as a U.S. Representative from Texas:

He has never voted to raise taxes.
He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
He has never taken a government-paid junket.
He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.

He voted against the Patriot Act.
He voted against regulating the Internet.
He voted against the Iraq war.

He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.

In service of The King,

Chris Stevens

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6 Comments »

  1. Couldn’t be a more perfect analysis.

    Will print it & take it to church Sunday.

    Comment by A.B. Dada — 2007-12-18 @ 18:52

  2. no doubt a superb comparison sir i tip my cap to ya!!!!

    Comment by steve — 2007-12-18 @ 20:43

  3. Thanks for an awesome job making the comparisons. We just don’t understand how people can be duped (AGAIN!) by a candidate (Huckabee) who is using Jesus Christ to win an election. Floating crosses, faked theology degrees, polarizing believers and non-believers, etc. It’s shameful! Because of all the war-mongering and polarizing, non-believers are actually AFRAID of Christianity! “Woe to them…”

    Comment by Suzanne Brownlow — 2007-12-19 @ 13:07

  4. Thank you for your very concise and informative analysis of this question! I appreciate it!

    Comment by Robin — 2007-12-27 @ 15:13

  5. @ #3

    I couldn’t agree with you more. Personally I am an atheist, and against organized religion in all its forms. However, I firmly believe in the rights of individuals to believe in whatever they wish. I don’t judge individuals for the actions of an institution as a whole. But I’ll be perfectly honest, I am very afraid of Christianity. Frankly, most of the political voices for Christians are downright insane. These are very scary times, and I wish everyone would understand that we are all human beings who must learn to live together in peace, so we can survive our own shortcomings.

    But as far as the political aspect of this article, you couldn’t be more right. Personally I am an independent liberal. In fact, I believe the two-party system in America is one of the most harmful aspects of our government. But regardless of my personal views, I have always supported the candidate who I see as best fit to change this country in a positive manner. Unfortunately it usually ends up being the lesser of two evils. This is the first election where I feel someone is truly worthy of my support. Who cares that I’m an independent, liberal atheist — Ron Paul is the only candidate that I will put my full support behind.

    Comment by etchelon — 2008-01-02 @ 01:46

  6. Ron Paul does have a stance on marriage. It may not be a big selling point for his campaign but it is still worth noting. He believes that marriage is a religious institution and government should have no involvement in two people getting married.

    Comment by Ted — 2008-01-02 @ 10:05


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