Friday, July 31, 2015

Mike Huckabee, Knight of the Religous Right Would Use Federal Troops and the FBI to Stop Abortion in the United States...

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As GOP presidential candidate and ex Arkansas governor takes it completely off the rails.

CJOnline.com - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee indicated Thursday that if elected, he wouldn’t rule out employing federal troops or the Federal Bureau of Investigation to stop abortion from taking place in the United States.

Though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against bans on abortion, Huckabee said past presidents have defied Supreme Court rulings.

The comments came at two public speaking stops on a tour of Iowa.

In response to a question from the audience at the Pizza Ranch in Jefferson, Iowa, Huckabee said he would “invoke the 5th and 14th amendments for the protection of every human being.”

Both amendments contain due process protections against depriving people of life without due process of law.

“Would that be a huge controversy?” the former Arkansas governor asked. “Yes.”

But he argued that scientific advancements have now verified that unborn babies are human beings — information he said wasn’t necessarily available when the Supreme Court issued its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

“I will not pretend there is nothing we can do to stop this,” Huckabee said at the event, where a Topeka Capital-Journal correspondent was present.

At his next stop, in Rockwell City, Huckabee answered follow-up questions from the correspondent, saying: “All American citizens should be protected.”

Asked by another reporter how he would stop abortion, and whether this would mean using the FBI or federal forces to accomplish this, Huckabee replied: “We’ll see if I get to be president.”

He said he would use all resources available to protect U.S. citizens.

Huckabee said past presidents also have defied Supreme Court rulings. He cited Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, and said Lincoln had ignored the court’s 1857 Dred Scott v. Sandford decision — which found that black Americans weren’t citizens — when he emancipated slaves. He didn’t clarify in what way Jefferson had violated any court rulings.

Huckabee also said the Roe v. Wade decision was wrong to cite the right to privacy as a reason for abortion being permissible.

“Privacy doesn’t allow you to take a life,” he said.

Huckabee, a staunch social conservative, has focused much of his long-shot bid for president on social issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage.

Abortion has resurfaced in recent weeks as a hot topic in Washington following the release of three videos by an anti-abortion group purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal tissue.

Several bills have been introduced in Congress to cut federal funding of Planned Parenthood and ban the sale of fetal tissue. The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts will investigate the state’s two Planned Parenthood facilities in response to a request from Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.

It is getting ever more difficult to distinguish the American religious right (GOP and religious conservatives) from other countries that are heavily influenced by or controlled y theocratic rulers. Buyer beware!

Via: Memeorandum

4 comments:

  1. There was a day not that long ago when Huckabee and most of the republican candidates would not have garnered a mention even on the back pages of the newspapers. Now they make the headlines. The crazies are in deed driving the ship and none of them see the ice berg in our path.

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  2. A man who would take it upon himself to dispatch law enforcement personnel without due process, defy the Supreme Court, disrespect our laws and traditions, and criminalize good citizens (doctors and women) … such a man is an aspiring tyrant and a malevolent presence in our body politic. Without question, I would never feel safe around this man and would leave the country if he ever became despot of the United States.

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