Tuesday, October 23, 2007

No cigar for Huckabee

I've never understood why conservative Christians, who give so much mouth service to morality, character, and values, feel that lying, making things up, and misrepresentation is a valid way to advance their cause. Here's the latest data point on their rampant hypocrisy.
During the Republican debate, Mike Huckabee said he believes one of the defining issues facing the country is the sanctity of human life. Arguing that the issue is of historical importance, he invoked the Declaration of Independence's rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and said that most of the signers of the declaration were clergymen.

Not even close.

Only one of the 56 was an active clergyman, and that was John Witherspoon. Witherspoon was a Presbyterian minister and president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University).


We'd like to give Huckabee every benefit of the doubt, but even if you consider former clergymen among the signers the best you could come up with is four. Out of 56. That's not "most," that's Pants-on-Fire wrong.

This is the type of character and moral leadership that gets Chuck Norris' vote.

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