Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas, a candidate for president in 2009, former host of his popular show on Fox News, the author of the bestseller book “Gods, Guns, Grits and Gravy” and now, again, may run for president in the 2016 election. He visited the President Richard Nixon library in Yorba Linda, Southern California today. To a house full to capacity, he spoke about his vision for America.
I had the honor to actually speak with Mr. Huckabee and take a photo with him. As most of us know, Mr. Huckabee, among his many other great attributes as a leader, is a great supporter of Israel and has visited the country many times. He has not yet declared he is running, but says he will, by June 2015.
Mr. Huckabee believes that America is not done yet, as many believe, and if we work together and overcome our horizontal divisiveness we can, vertically, turn the country around as we have done before when things turned very sour for us. He believes that “This nation can only be explained in the providence of the All Mighty God.”
The US Declaration of Independence states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
It is God Himself Who bestowed our rights and liberties upon us. The entire American political experiment is based on that unique premise. No other bulwark exists to safeguard the natural rights of human beings except Divine sanction. Remove God, and you also remove all claims to liberty, rights, meaning and purpose.
And that is Mike Huckabee in a nutshell. If, in 2016, he in fact runs for the position of our next president, when we go voting, do think of the basic premise of this country – think Mike Huckabee.