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To: dano1
Huckabee is for real -- a man poised to go further on the national stage than any other candidate produced by the Christian conservative movement.

Huckabee may be a Christian candidate, but he's no conservative.

He's weak on immigration and believes that the force of government should be used to control people's private behaviors. He also thinks that the money earned by private citizens is well spent by the government.

I do so wish that the press would be more careful with their usage of the word "conservative." If I didn't know better, I might be inclined to believe that they are deliberately misleading.

The two conservatives in the presidential race are Tom Tancredo and Duncan Hunter.

15 posted on 11/04/2007 4:32:15 PM PST by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: SittinYonder

Tom Tancredo and Duncan Hunter are good men. It’s a pity that they’re not viable candidates.


17 posted on 11/04/2007 4:43:33 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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To: SittinYonder
The Huckabee website has a new "Truth Squad" alert re Huckabee's position on illegal immigration. IMHO, this is great since there has been a lot of false and misleading information floating around regarding this topic. Here is the statement from Huckabee's website:

Truth Squad: Immigration Facts

November 02, 2007

Immigration Facts

It has been reported that Mike Huckabee supported benefits for illegals immigrants while he was Governor of Arkansas.

Governor Huckabee never supported benefits for illegal immigrants. In Arkansas, illegal immigrants do not receive welfare benefits or food stamps. Governor Huckabee has always, and will always be supportive of the laws and regulations of the country.

It has also been said that Mike Huckabee was in favor of providing college scholarships for illegal immigrants while he was Governor.

The governor only supported the measure that applied to those who met the academic qualifications and applied for legal citizenship. The measure didn't pass. Governor Huckabee stressed that any student would simply be treated as any other graduate of an Arkansas High School, and not given any special consideration.

Critics say that Governor Huckabee's motives behind opening a Mexican consulate office in Little Rock was to court illegals to come work in Arkansas.

The Mexican consulate provided Arkansas businesses with access to Mexico and opportunities to expand their markets, and would help further ensure that immigrants from Mexico are legal and better able to secure legal documentation. At the same time, the office would open up opportunities for Mexican investors to invest money with Arkansas partners, which would help create more jobs in the state.

19 posted on 11/04/2007 4:46:11 PM PST by dano1
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To: SittinYonder

>>>I might be inclined to believe that they are deliberately misleading.

That is my thought.


29 posted on 11/04/2007 5:12:36 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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