By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Former Arkansas Governor and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will campaign in AlabamaThurs., Oct. 1. Gov. Huckabee will hold events in Florence, Sylacauga, Selma, and Dothan during the day, with public appearances in Florence and Dothan. The Sylacauga and Selma events are private fundraisers.
At 8:00 am on Thursday, October 1 Gov. Huckabee will be holding a rally in Florence where he will deliver the address “Burn down the Washington political machine, rebuild America”
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Huckabee is scheduled to be at a private fundraiser at noon luncheon in Sylacauga.
Huckabee will also attend a reception and private fundraiser in Selma from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm with the Governor speaking at 3:15.
Gov. Huckabee will again deliver his “Burn down the Washington political machine, rebuild America” address at 6:00 p.m. This time at the Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center at: 2461 E Burdeshaw Street, Dothan AL
Governor Huckabee condemned President Obama inviting critics of Catholic Church teachings to the reception for Pope Francis at the Whitehouse last week.
Gov. Huckabee said in a statement, “Even though Osama Bin Laden murdered thousands of Americans, the Obama Administration respected his dead body under Muslim tradition. Out of diplomatic respect, President Obama has bowed to a Saudi King and a Japanese Emperor. He’s even worn turbans, ethnic robes, and Japanese kimonos. Yet Obama shows total disrespect to millions of Americans by transforming Pope Francis’ White House visit into a politicized cattle call for gay and pro-abortion activists. Why does Obama support other cultures and countries yet scorns millions of believers in Christ at home? Why does Obama go to extremes to accommodate Muslim terrorists but shows nothing but disdain for Christians.”
In the recent GOP Presidential debate Gov. Huckabee said on whether or not he would have litmus tests for whom he appoints to the Supreme Court: “You better believe I will (support litmus tests). Because I’m tired of liberals always having a litmus test and conservatives are supposed to pretend we don’t. Do you think that the unborn child is a human being or is it just a blob of tissue? I’d want to know the answer to that. I’d want to know: Do you believe in the first amendment? Do you believe that religious liberty is the fundamental liberty around which all the other freedoms of this country are based? Do you really believe in the 2nd Amendment? Do you believe that we have an individual right to bear arms to protect ourselves and our family and our country.”
Gov. Huckabee also advocated for the FairTax: “We ought to get rid of all the taxes on people who produce. Why should we penalize productivity? It’s why I’m an unabashed supporter of the FairTax, which would be a tax on our consumption rather than a tax on our productivity. We’re not going to tax anyone for what they earn whether it’s a worker who is working by the hour or it’s a hedge fund manager.”
In the 2008 election Governor Huckabee won the Alabama GOP Primary as well as the Iowa Caucuses but ultimately lost the GOP nomination to U.S. Senator John McCain (R from Arizona).