Saturday, July 07, 2007

More Positive News From Iowa

The New York Times has an interesting article on the dilemma facing Christian voters in Iowa with the short comings of the front running Republican candidates. Gov. Huckabee is not mentioned until the beginning of the second page, but once again it is positive and another example that the more the Governor gets his message out the more support and interest he generates in his campaign.

Friday, July 06, 2007

A New Website For Huckabee

The new site is up and running. They really did a great job designing this site. It is very user friendly and my favorite section by far is their issues section. Whoever designed that part deserves a raise. Instead of rushing out a new website as fast as they could, Huckabee's campaign listened to the concerns of their supporters. I have volunteered for several campaigns including over 40 hours a week for President Bush, but have never had such an enjoyable experience as being a blogger for Mike Huckabee. The Huckabee blogging community is like a family and I know of no other presidential candidate who is more accessible than Gov. Huckabee. Any blogger at any time can request an interview with him.

I strongly encourage you to go to the new website and, if you have not already, read over the Governor's stands on the issues. I think you will find what we have found, an everyday man with strong conservative values and a positive agenda for the future who worries just as much about education and energy independence as our fight against radical Jihad and immigration.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Remembering On Independence Day

To the veterans and their families, thank you and we will never forget. America, remember their sacrifice is just and noble and will be honored on this Independence Day.

"Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves."

Joseph Warren
1775 - Boston Massacre Oration

Press Release

Media Advisory: Mike Huckabee Honors Those Who Defend Freedom On July 4th Holiday

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Little Rock, AR – Former Ark. Governor Mike Huckabee issued the following statement on July 4th – Independence Day.

“As Americans celebrate the Fourth of July – and the Declaration of Independence, let us be reminded of the lessons of history and honor those who serve, or who have served, our country with bravery, vigilance and courage to protect the blessings of freedom we enjoy today.

“We are blessed to live in a country that values life, liberty and individual freedoms as inalienable rights bestowed on us by our Creator. Let us pray for the safety of those in uniform who protect the liberties we cherish as a free people – and honor those who have paid the ultimate price in the line of duty.

“America is a good and great Nation whose light shines as a beacon of hope to oppressed people everywhere. As we debate our future course, it’s my hope that we will restore trust in government – and importantly, that we will emphasize what defines and unites us as one nation under God.”

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Press Release

Mike Huckabee Comments on President Bush Commuting the Sentence of Scooter Libby

Monday, July 2, 2007

Little Rock, AR – Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) has issued the following statement in response to President Bush commuting the sentence of Lewis “Scooter” Libby:

”I think the President acted appropriately in exercising his power of clemency for Scooter Libby. As the President noted, Mr. Libby still has to pay his fine of $250,000 and serve two years of probation. The President acted compassionately towards Mr. Libby, his wife, and children, while showing respect for the judicial process.”

Monday, July 02, 2007

A Buck For Huck

If you are a Giuliani supporter, you got to check out the videos on A Buck for Huck blog. They also have a very interesting article on John McCain's failing presidential bid. McCain's campaign said today that the reason for having to get rid of so many staff and scale back is because they plan on bringing in a $100,000,000 this year, but that is not going to happen. Do we really want another president who spends millions of dollars before he gets it?

President Bush Falls Short On Justice

Once again the President when offered a chance to stand with his conservative base failed miserably. He should have out right pardoned Libby. This was a prosecution that should have never happened. On day one, the Special Prosecutor was aware that it was Richard Armitage that leaked Valerie Plane's name yet he continued on a witch hunt for months until he was able to prosecute Libby on a technicality. The President should have immediately pardoned Libby and flat out stated that this prosecution was a miscarriage of justice; like too many are in the United States these days. Instead he made a weak statement about honoring the jury's decision and he only commuted the prison sentence. He let stand the conviction, the two years probation, and the $250,000 fine. It makes absolutely no sense, the left is going to hate Bush no matter what he does, so why not do the right thing and issue a full Presidential Pardon.

Republicans Respond to

Politico had a great article the other day that veteran Republicans have finally put together a few million dollars to offer a counter balance to the extreme left's They will in the future be soliciting donations from grass-roots supporters. We will let you know the name of the site as soon as it comes out.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Huckabee Update

Here is some of the latest headlines on Huckabee. I see he is definitely getting better press. has an article on Huckabee's fundraising. has an article on Huckabee's upcoming participation in the straw poll. has an article on Huckabee discussing the very important issue of job losses.

If you only have time to read one, read the last one.

Time For Mel Martinez To Go

First, I would like to point out I was an volunteer for Mel Martinez back when he promised to secure our borders and to never support Amnesty. When it became obvious that Mel Martinez was going to betray his constituents by supporting President Bush's Amnesty Bill I called for his resignation as RNC Chairman. I am glad to report today that Michelle Malkin has a great post on a grass-roots initiative to recall Martinez, not just from his Senate post, but also as RNC Chairman which means that anyone across the nation can sign the recall petition. Your signature will only count symbolically if you live outside of the state of Florida, but it is an important statement to send to the RNC.

The only way we are going to bring the RNC back to it's principles is to keep the pressure up on every Republican that has betrayed those principles. The blog Red State Conservative also has a good post on Mel Martinez. Please keep in mind this is your RNC Chairman.

Why I Like Mike- UPDATED

The following is a post I did back on 7-1-07 debating Ron Paul supporters and explaining why I like Mike Huckabee. I though I would repost it for people who are just learning about Mike Huckabee or any Ron Paul supporters who are considering supporting him in the straw poll today.

Recently I received a question from a Ron Paul supporter and I tried to answer it as honestly as possible. After a friend of mine read the response they suggested that I should work it into my blog. Instead of rewording or changing it I have decided to post the question and response in their original form. Because it was originally done as a comment it is not as polished as a normal post, but perhaps it is more honest that way.

Anonymous said...
I think it'd be interesting if you further explained why you don't like Ron Paul. I fully agree with you on Giuliani, but I also find Ron Paul to be an exceptional candidate. I think he resembles the Founding Fathers more than any other candidate out there.

D. Roman said...
Thank you very much for the question and feel free to respond, you are not required to agree with me here. I have actually put a lot of thought into whom I would support for president. I considered Ron Paul when he initially announced, but a candidate has to meet 5 criteria for me to support them. 1) They have to support the constitution and be willing to defend it. 2) They have to be unapologetically pro-life. 3) They have to have a record that would convince me they would appoint strict constructionist judges. 4) They have to be willing to secure the border and deal with employers who hire illegals. 5) (This is where Ron Paul loses my vote) They have to realize the threats on the horizon from China and extremist Islam and support Israel. Ron Paul makes a great point when he says that Kosavo was an unjustified war waged on Christians on behalf of Muslims. Especially when you consider the motives that President Clinton had for going to war. Since the fighting had been going on for a couple of years I believe it was to distract from his inability to keep his pants on and unfortunately we have seen that the Muslims, while backed up by NATO forces, have raped, killed and burned the Christian towns and churches to the ground and we are now saying they should be given complete statehood. Anyhow, I got a little off track. I was on active duty when this happened so I have a vested interest in the subject.

Here is where I disagree though. While I believe that Ron Paul is correct that the Vice President wanted to attack Iraq from day one, I believe that he had legitimate reasons to do it. Iraq was shooting missiles at our forces patrolling the no-fly zones. They were also funneling money to Palestinian terrorists, openly, and I really don't give a rip about the UN violations, but Iraq did violate the cease fire they signed with the United States. My other disagreement with Ron Paul is that I think that if we followed his foreign policy we would effectively be sealing the fall of the United States. If we were to become an isolationist power Chinese influence would spread even faster throughout the world. Allies, like Israel, would be devastated and it would not be long before the U. S. was alone. So while I think Ron Paul is right about 90% of the time, that 10% is just too vital to my children's future to ignore. I would be interested in hearing why you support him.

I actually think that you could come to like Gov. Huckabee, as I have. If you listen to the Governor he is always talking about how state's rights have been eroded, I am sure that you agree with that. He is also unapologetically pro-life and pro-family and wants to secure our borders. Add to that he is with us on judges and the Constitution, plus a non politically correct foreign policy that states very clearly that it is not a war on terrorism, it is a war against extremist Islam. You cannot negotiate with someone who believes they are doing their God's bidding. I love that he is a strong supporter of Israel, as I believe the Bible commands Christians to support Israel. When you put all of this together you are left with a candidate that you can support.

I would be interested in hearing your reasons for supporting Huckabee or your candidate.

UPDATED: Here is a continuation of our conversation.

Anonymous said...
Hey, thanks for replying. I understand exactly what you're saying. However, while I fully supported our invasion of Iraq in the beginning and support Israel like crazy I've changed my tune. I more and more believe Ron Paul's assertions that the Founding Fathers were right about not "looking for dragons to slay." I've more and more come to believe that the United States government, to remain small, has to only defend our homeland and freedom. Wasn't that the purpose of the Constitution? To only serve Americans and not the world? Of course, you have a very valid point about China's future hegemony and currently I really don't have a good answer to that. But this debacle in Iraq has really shook my philosophical foundations. Does the US government really have the right to tell Americans to spend money on and die in Iraq, even when it wasn't a threat to us directly? My arguments are still pretty abstract and I hope to make them more concrete. But Paul's rhetoric does ring a certain bell of truth in me. You may also be right about Huckabee, I'll have to look into him more. I just haven't heard the same hype about him.

D. Roman said...
It is obvious that you are serious about educating yourself and have the country's well being in mind. I will start with Iraq; it depends on what you define as a direct threat. Do you mean literally only attacks within the U. S.? Because even Adams and Madison defined a direct threat as any threat to American commerce. Iraq's support for Palestinian terrorists could have engulfed the entire region in another Arab/Israeli war, which would have effected America's gas and oil supplies. I also want to point out to you that several of our Founding Fathers, when serving as President, fought low profile wars against Britain and Islamic extremists in North Africa, and every time it involved trade routes, the taking of American hostages, and theft of American property. It sounds very similar to today, does it not?

I will give you that Iraq has been poorly executed. We had over 500,000 U. S. troops in the region for the first Gulf War where our only objective was to extract the Iraqi's from Kuwait. Yet, when President Bush tried to occupy the entire country of Iraq he attempted to do so with only 130,000. I know he does not like the word occupy, but when you depose the government of a country you must occupy it until it is stable. Had Bush increased the size of the military immediately after 9-11, given the generals the objectives he wanted accomplished, and then let the do their job instead of trying to run the war from Washington using a bunch of bureaucrats and lawyers, who do not have the appropriate military experience, this war would have been won a couple of years ago. I actually do believe the Federal Government has the right to ask our military personnel to sacrifice. I served under both President Clinton and President Bush, and even though I did not agree with anything President Clinton did I still served my country. Don't forget, ours is a 100% volunteer military; we have no draft.

As to the purpose of the Constitution, the reason the Federalists had to fight so hard to get it passed was because it's primary goal was to form a central government to deal with all foreign matters and to collect taxes to fund such operations. Madison, often referred to as the Father of the Constitution, often fought Congress during his Presidency for funds to increase the size of the Federal Armed Forces, especially the Navy. Congress resisted and when the war of 1812 started the U. S. was not prepared. The result was British troops burning Washington D.C. to the ground and the war lasting for years when it could have possibly been avoided had Madison been allowed the funds he requested.

I agree with you that the Federal Government needs to be smaller, and has over exceeded its mandate. Gov. Huckabee has a plan for immediately reducing the size of the government. One, he wants to pass the Fair Tax, which would allow him to immediately disband the IRS. This would immediately get rid of the "Got You" aspect of our tax system. Husbands and wives will no longer have to sit around the dinner table worrying if they may have accidentally completed their tax forms incorrectly. Gov. Huckabee also would get back to the Founders intentions of the states choosing how best to educate their students. Gov. Huckabee could be the first president in our lifetimes to not only have the will to reign in Washington, but also to have the support of the people to do so. I don't know about you, but I am sick of being led by someone who has never went to bed wondering how they were going to support their family. Gov. Huckabee came from modest beginnings and lived that way most of his life. On his campaign blog today there was a video of him playing base with a group of students and just talking with them. Just look at him; you can see he is truly at home in this situation, he is not talking down to them, he could easily have been their teacher instead of a former governor and presidential candidate.

Please do not take my word for any of this. For the historical documents and the quotes of the Founding Fathers I recommend you go to Patriot Post and for Huckabee's stands on the issues visit Explore Huckabee.

UPDATED: Here is a continuation of the conversation.

Travis said...
There is some great stuff in the debate above. It would be also great to see more of this dialog. D. Roman thank you for your service you make US proud.On the topic of China I do believe we need to be alert. That's one reason why I'm Ron Paul supporter. Our military is being weaken and exhausted while China gathers in strength. I was reading how they are making much stronger ties with Africa right now. Some how Russia and US with massive armies and huge different views didn't destroy each other. Why? I think it's because if we did go at it the cost would be too high on either side. Now if China see our current growing weakness or fears our attack we have a problem but if we are strong and ready to wipe off anyone off this earth who actually attacks us we would be much better shape. Who knows maybe even regain the 'most loved' country in the world again titled. (not saying it should be a goal but it would be nice)

D.Roman said...
Thanks for joining the conversation. Yes, I absolutely agree China is a major threat, but Ron Paul had recently taken to saying that we should take money from the military budget and spend it on domestic projects. I could not disagree more, I personally think that the law should be changed so that no administration would be allowed to spend less that 4.5% of GDP. This is still well below Cold War spending levels, but would be important in allowing us to increase procurement. It would have the added benefit of keeping costs down while allowing us to maintain an adequate defense posture.

To seriously stay ahead of China, though, it would take a considerable increase in shipbuilding. Just due to their population and economic potential they will eventually overtake us. However, it is not the end; just look at Israel, they are greatly outnumbered and have won every major war against their Arab antagonizers due to superior training and technology. All we have to do is make the commitment to spend the resources to keep us the most technologically advanced military on the Earth and Ron Paul would not do this.