Ahead of yesterday’s earth-shaking mid-term elections, Gov. Mike Huckabee, frontrunner in the 2016 GOP Presidential primaries, has embraced a vow signed by Capitol Hill figures which could end all U.S. subsidies for abortion, contraceptive mandates, anti-Semitism in the West Bank and Gaza – and derail the nationalization of gay marriage, driven by federal judges and cheered by President Obama.
Over recent days, “Life, Marriage, Conscience & Israel Vow” voter guides went out to hundreds of thousands of American clerical leaders distributing estimated millions of guides at weekend church and synagogue services ahead of today’s balloting. The overall activity was promoted in millions of communiqués (via snail mail, telephone calls, emails, TV, radio, social media) as well as with no-strings donation offers to boost the charitable work of Jewish and Christian congregations, such as HIV-AIDs ministries or ambulances for Israel. The weekend’s worship gatherings were full of voters who helped determine, in close contests yesterday, GOP control of the U.S. Senate starting next year.
With that control, never held by Republicans during Obama’s presidency, comes Constitutional authority to remove Obama and federal judges from office. But, courageous Members of Congress are vowing to wield a weapon just as potent: The “Power of the Purse.”
Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and a Fox News TV host, says on the website for pastors and rabbis, “I’m not running for the House or Senate, but if I were, I’d certainly sign the Vow” – a document pledging against higher National Debt or taxes for as long as the U.S. Government is funding “the evils of abortion, anti-Semitism, religious/ethical conscience violations or same-sex marriage.”
Huckabee told Newsmax in October, “I don’t think the GOP is going to walk away from the entire body of values voters — but if so, then there would likely be no place for me as a voter or candidate. I wouldn’t be leaving them; they’d be leaving us.”
Huckabee recently told Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association,”If the Republicans want to lose guys like me, and a whole bunch of still God-fearing, Bible-believing people, go ahead and just abdicate on this issue — and go ahead and say abortion doesn’t matter, either. Because at that point, you lose me, I’m gone…. I’ll start finding people that have guts to stand. I’m tired of this,” he said right after the Supreme Court empowered lower courts to impose homosexual marriage on red or swing states like Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin.