"During the Republican debate, Mike Huckabee said he believes one of the defining issues facing the country is the sanctity of human life. Arguing that the issue is of historical importance, he invoked the Declaration of Independence's rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and said that most of the signers of the declaration were clergymen.This is the need to appropriate the past for conservative Christianity. That really bugs me. Were Christians involved in early American history? Absolutely. For good and for ill. But this country is not solely the property of conservative Christianity and every time they claim it they do an injustice to our history and to our contemporary political dialogue.
Not even close."
October 24, 2007
Of course, I am not a Republican and likely won't vote for one until the GOP repudiates the Bush administration's tactics and policies, but Mike Huckabee is really starting to annoy me: