Saturday, May 22, 2010

As family breaks down, government becomes larger and more costly

“Why don’t you leave that stuff alone? What we’re really concerned about is the economy, big government, high taxes, the debt and deficit.”

“Let me let you in on a little secret,” said Gov. Mike Huckabee at MFC’s Annual dinner in April. You can’t separate the character of a culture and the cost of a culture. You can’t separate what happens within a family and what is going to happen within the size of government.” Huckabee shared that as governor he learned that “the degree to which character and morality broke down in individual citizens and in family units, that would be the degree to which there would be a demand for more government and the demand for more taxes to pay for it.”

“And, when people come to me and say, ‘I wish you guys would stop talking about these moral and social issues,’” continued Huckabee, “I’m going to say we’ll quit talking about them when you can tell me how we can have an economically viable society without a sense of personal responsibility and morality and character - because the fact is we can’t.”


Dredd said...

So lets drill baby drill our way out of this moral dilemma?

Gurthie said...

The need to indoctrinate the public with fear and singular religious belief is un American, and should be considered treason in my mind.

TruthTella said...

2 Gurthie...There was nothing in the Governor's comments that was either fearful or supportive of a singular religious belief which makes me seriously wonder whether or not you can read. Liberals love to throw around words like "fear, intolerance and hate" but it is crystal clear that they FEAR those who would adhere to a moral standard, HATE those who are willing to reject immorality and are spectacularly INTOLERANT of anyone who opposes their worldview. Ironically, the thing that seems to vex liberals like you the most is that we're not afraid of you. Take a minute to let that sink in.

We are not afraid of you