Common theme: Mistakenly applying faith to arrive at bad policy
Mike Huckabee is done. He granted clemency to the fellow who police think assassinated four policeman in Washington State yesterday:
Nine years ago, then-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee granted clemency to Clemmons, commuting his lengthy prison sentence over the protests of prosecutors.
The guy would still be in jail and the policeman alive – for decades more – if Huckabee hadn’t granted him clemency.
The Governor’s massive pardons – many many times his predecessors – came up in the campaign, but Christians normally seeing that as soft on crime were so eager to vote against a Mormon that they ignored it.
Well, ignore no longer.
Huckabee on crime, like George Bush on immigration, misapplied his Christian faith to falsely guide him to policies that are neither Christian nor correct. Just as it wasn’t a good thing for Mexico’s poor to send Mexico’s elite to work in the US, it isn’t Huckabee’s role to play God and “forgive”. I do not plan to play a similar “forgiving” role when it comes to voting or donating in the upcoming Republican primary for President.