Wednesday, October 10, 2007

She Said It, Not Me

But I am curious to hear an explanation or defense from the Romans or any of their readership over at The Maritime Sentry on Ann's characterization of Huckabee on illegal immigration from her most recent column. I recall hearing elsewhere that he made such a comparison, and I can't for the life of me understand what he was trying to say. The two things, of course, have nothing to do with each other.

I'd also remark that maybe someone who's "with" Fred (remember that charming slogan?) will speak up an defend his honor..., but I can't say as I know any supporters of the man, nor would I recommend anyone defending his impeachment/removal from office vote.


John Savage said...

Mike, Huckabee has a long history of hyper-PC comments of this ilk. See this post from Vdare. Huckabee is an open-borders zealot who seems to sincerely believe that God commands the abolition of borders.

DR said...


Actually, I get Anne Coulter's columns emailed to me so I had read it earlier today. I am going to email you some of our earlier posts on illegal immigration. It is a major issue for both my wife and I. My wife is Hispanic and could not be more conservative when it comes to border security.

Anne Coulter tends to exaggerate and not put into the proper context other people's quotes. That being said, Huckabee has greatly concerned us on this issue from the beginning, but so has the majority of the Republican field.

To be perfectly honest with you I am able to support Governor Huckabee because I believe 100% he will secure the border, but I am not naive; he does not have the same view as my wife and I on how to handle the illegals that are already here. I believe that he would hit them with back taxes, require that they learn English and assimilate. Put it another way, amnesty with penalties, but at least the border would be secure and chain migration would be more limited.

We have decided that with him securing the border we can work with him on the illegals already here because he is a strict believer in the Constitution and is right on almost every other issue facing this country including the Fair Tax, the Second Amendment, energy independence, school vouchers, his plan for increasing the size of the military, his strong unwavering pro-life stance and his belief and understanding of state's rights. Is he perfect? No, but I would have to give something up no matter which candidate I supported. At least with Governor Huckabee I would not have to give up as much. Here is Governor Huckabee's press release on the failed Amnesty Bill. I think you will like it.

Statement: Mike Huckabee Comments On Proposed Immigration Reform Legislation

Saturday, May 19, 2007

LITTLE ROCK, Ark – Former Governor Mike Huckabee (AR) issued the following statement Friday regarding proposed legislation on illegal immigration:

"This bill offers amnesty and should not be approved. While I appreciate the hard work of the Senate and the Administration, this bill is not in the best interests of our national security, our citizens, and those who are patiently following the rules to become citizens.

"My number one priority is to secure America's borders. We also need to address the fairness issue. America is a nation of laws. We need to make sure that any new legislation does not put those who broke the law ahead of law-abiding immigrants who are already in a very long line, to become Americans legally.

"Those who are caught trying to enter illegally must be detained, processed, and deported. Illegal immigrants who are already living among us and commit serious and violent crimes must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and incarcerated or deported.

"After we have our border under control, we need to address the status of illegals who are already here, about 12 million people. I am opposed to amnesty because we can’t overlook that people have broken the law and must take responsibility for their actions."

Here is some of our immigration posts in case you are curious. I think you will find we are every bit as concerned on this issue as you.

Michael Tams said...


Thanks for the comments and the link. Comments like that require we get a real good understanding of what a person stands for when seeking elected office. I'll do some homework, of course, time permitting.


Michael Tams said...


Thanks for the comments and your candor. There's probably only one candidate that one could wholly get behind - oneself. And since he's not running, I've got some compromising to do. And I know what that means and I make that decision not lightly nor without reflection, but carefully and with an acute understanding of what that compromise includes.

Thanks also for the links, which should make my homework a little easier, provided I get around to it. ;)


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