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Huckabee on Immigration, Comparison to Slavery

Posted by Tony Listi on January 2, 2008

http://www.politicalquote.net/category/mike-huckabee/ 

“One of the great challenges facing us is that we do not commit the same
mistakes with our growing Hispanic population that we did with African
Americans 150 years ago and beyond. We’re still paying the price for the
pathetic manner in which this country handled that… I think, frankly, the
Lord is giving us a second chance to do better than we did before.”

– Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee at a meeting of
the Political Animals Club in Little Rock, Arkansas, December, 2006

This is a dangerous way to talk about public policy. I have no problem with appealing to Judeo-Christian ethical principles when talking about policy. But talk about God’s intentions or will with regard to certain events is dicey and no basis for policy. As Lincoln said, the question is not whether God is on our side but whether we are on God’s side.

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5 Responses to “Huckabee on Immigration, Comparison to Slavery”

  1. zombie z said

    My face is like: “………”

    Right, because the way we handled stealing thousands of Africans from their homes, forcing them into slave labor, denying them of ANY RIGHTS WHATSOEVER, and then eventually being forced around into maybe giving them a few rights which tended to really piss a lot of them off…….. Yeah, we handled that really badly. Like, shoulda kept them in shackles badly.

    W.T.F.

  2. foospro86 said

    For the record, blacks in Africa sold other blacks to whites. There were no whites (or at least very few) roaming the African countryside “stealing thousands of Africans from their homes” and enslaving them.
    Also, it was non-slaveowning whites who forced other whites to free their black slaves.
    Just so we are clear on some facts of history.

    Second, the point of this post was not to criticize the comparison between illegal immigration and slavery (though that could be done quite easily too) but to question Huckabee’s apparent knowledge of God’s will with regard to various historical events and certain public policies. Invoking God on your own behalf is just dangerous in politics. It seems quite easy to tell where God stands on abortion and gay marriage, but beyond that requires much more caution.

    Slavery was coerced immigration. Illegal immigrants today labor themselves to get into this country. And they are obviously not slaves. There are no slaves in the US today. Neither illegals or blacks justly deserve government benefits financed through legalized plunder and redistribution of wealth.

  3. Ted Hayes said

    (845 Words)

    The Great Huckabee Test-Statement
    For Presidential Candidates
    Encouraging Illegal Immigration and Granting Amnesty
    To Hispanics As Atonement For America’s Failure To Blacks

    “One of the great challenges facing us is that we do not commit the be same mistakes with our growing Hispanic population that we did with African Americans 150 years ago and beyond. We’re still paying the price for the * pathetic manner in which this country handled that… I think, frankly, the Lord is giving us a second chance to do better than we did before.”

    Presidential Candidate Michael Huckabee At
    The Political Animal Club of Little Rock, Arkanas on December 2006

    Wednesday, January 24,2001
    Free Lance Reporter, Det Seyah

    Los Angeles, Any Presidential candidate advocating illegal immigration and amnesties for foreign nationals within the United States of America absent federal permission, is not fit to lead the nation.

    Such candidates seeking to the serve as President sworn under the Jurisdiction of GOD ALMIGHTY are already violating the oath of office to this country.

    The Presidential Oath for the White House is in conjunction with that of the House of Representatives which is based within the context of the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution!

    Sacred and honored to defend, the Fourteenth Amendment is the Birth Right, National Identity and Inheritance for American Black US citizens, and nobody else!

    Due to its horrific injustice to Blacks, the federal government legislated the Fourteenth demanding the special protection for freed Black West African Americanized chattel slaves until their children reach parody with White citizens, which is “Equal Justice Under The Law”.

    While the Thirteenth freed the slaves, the Fourteenth decrees that American Black US citizens to be the heart, soul and spirit of America, indeed the Nation’s National Treasure, because without their existence, the Dreams of the founding fathers cease to exist as well.

    As Chief Executive for US Commerce business as well as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, the President must pledge to enforce the edicts of the Fourteenth Amendment, which protects Blacks in America against the constant efforts to prevent their advancement by certain of the Democrat agenda.

    The Hon. Republican Michael Huckabee sums up the secret sentiments of pro-illegal immigration/amnesty candidates, despite Party affiliation, which is to abandon the Fourteenth Amendment Oath thereby casting Blacks aside as too gone and hopeless as viable entities in society.

    These candidates believe that because America failed to honor the Promissory Note, it is obliged to rectify the nation’s wrong to Blacks by pandering to Hispanic illegal immigrants. “…the Lord is giving America a second chance.”

    As the President seeks “second chance” atonement by healing “…our growing Hispanic populations” he/she in turn will inflict further wounds upon citizens of the failed “first chance”. The would-be President is saying, “We failed with Blacks. We must not fail with Hispanics.”

    Truthfully admitting this nations failure, the candidates want to substitute their guilt by treating illegal immigrants as US citizens in the stead of American Blacks for whom it was legally granted.

    Congressional candidate, Ted Hayes warns that if White Anglo America does not stem the flow of illegal immigration and aggressively correct the abuse of the Fourteenth Amendment Section 1, so-called Black America will die…but so will White and every other America.

    Due to the reality, that White Anglo and Black citizens of America are conjoined twins, one White, one Black,…should either one of them die, the other will naturally soon follow. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. says…..

    “…our white brothers…have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom”
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Contrary to popular sentiment that the United States is “a nation of immigrants”, Mr. says, “Not true”, insisting that this great nation is “built on the bloody, scared backs, shoulders, arms, legs, feet, hands, soul and spirit of Black West African Americanized chattel slaves and their children’s children; and the immigrants added thereto.”

    In agreement with Ted Hayes, the highly respected Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice agrees with Mr. Hayes, “The United States is built by two great peoples, one White (* Anglo European) and one Black”.

    The legendary Black woman did not to include Hispanic/Latino illegal immigrants.

    Inspired by the Dream of the founding fathers, the “Yankee” ingenuity, which created the USA, is due to the freedom afforded them by Black chattel slave labor, followed by the cause to liberate the enslaved into promised citizenship, and the Fifteenth Amendment voter privilege of the Promissory Note.

    Speaking for most American Black US citizens, Mr. Hayes demands that every Presidential candidate meet with him to discuss the Huckabee Test statement.

    Hayes says, “As you pander to Blacks, while insuring that they are to be treated ‘equally under the law’ and protected from ‘…all foes, foreign and domestic’, you will discuss with my colleagues and I the effects of illegal immigration and amnesty on the Civil Rights of American US Blacks”

    For interviews, Congressional candidate Hayes can be reached at 213-892-9065 or Mr. David Hernandez at 818-448-3403

  4. Lee Cameron said

    “…decrees that American Black US citizens to be the heart, soul and spirit of America, indeed the Nation’s National Treasure, because without their existence, the Dreams of the founding fathers cease to exist as well.”

    What a tremendous surprise to the early colonists such as the puritans, and the later founders such as Patrick Henry, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin that silly statement must be. Wonder why that presupposed “fact” wasn’t mentioned in the multiple appeals to King George from the first colonial congress, or the journals and speeches by these founding fathers…could it maybe just be there’s more to the “American Dream” and the principles of Life, Libery and the Pursuit of Happiness, along with freedom of religion, no taxation without representation, and the other basic principles that drove the Revolutionary War than the later post-Civil War emancipation of blacks?

    “…this great nation is “built on the bloody, scared backs, shoulders, arms, legs, feet, hands, soul and spirit of Black West African Americanized chattel slaves and their children’s children; and the immigrants added thereto.”

    Try telling that to the desendants of Native Americans whose civilizations were on this continent first. Try telling that to the French trappers and their desendents who blazed trails across the northern lands from coast to coast. Try telling that to the endentured Irish servants and other immigrants who built much of the industrial revolution and railroads, dying by the thousands in the effort both on the journey here, and under hard labor on the mountain rail routes. Try also telling that to the Chinese laborers who worked from the west coast toward the rails the Irish were building. Our “Black brothers” were never alone in harsh conditions, nor may they lay sole claim to providing the grist and foundation for this great nation. To claim such simply is ignorant of the greater and factaul realities of the melting pot contributions that all once foreign peoples made to make today’s America.

  5. Daniel meyers said

    Huckabee’s statement was fair. Nothing wrong with it at all. People are reading too much into it, that isn’t there.

    African slavery started with African tribes waring and taking captives, selling them to europeans. The alternative would be genocide. So I think slavery was a much better alternative to death. Clearly, some of the “blame whites” posts I’ve read here do not mesh with Black Historians history of slavery. Is slavery of innocent people wrong? Of course. Did the white southern democrats fight to keep slaves, commit atrocities against slaves, and the white southern republicans who help free them, including murder? YES. We even sent the national gaurd down to stop them. The 14th amendment says NONE of that hogwash that someone posted earlier.

    Some of you guys need to stop writing baseless comments on websites and instead should be studying your history, because clearly you would get a failing grade if ever tested.

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