Huckabee endorses slavery

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Huckabee endorses slavery

Post by Magritte » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:02 am

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2015/ ... e-slavery/

I wish that were an exaggeration, but it's not.
Host Jan Mickelson began by bemoaning that the “criminal justice system has been taken over by progressives.” In order to fight back, he argued, conservatives should look to the biblical Book of Exodus. “It says, if a person steals, they have to pay it back two-fold, four-fold,” Mickelson explained. “If they don’t have anything, we’re supposed to take them down and sell them.”

Mickelson went on to argue why jails, which he claimed are a “pagan invention,” are inferior to slavery: “We indenture them and they have to spend their time not sitting on their stump in a jail cell, they’re supposed to be working off the debt.”

“Wouldn’t that be a better choice?” the host asked.

“Well, it really would be,” Huckabee replied without missing a beat. “Sometimes the best way to deal with a nonviolent criminal behavior is what you just suggested.”
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Re: Huckabee endorses slavery

Post by Metacrock » Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:05 pm

Magritte wrote:http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2015/ ... e-slavery/

I wish that were an exaggeration, but it's not.
Host Jan Mickelson began by bemoaning that the “criminal justice system has been taken over by progressives.” In order to fight back, he argued, conservatives should look to the biblical Book of Exodus. “It says, if a person steals, they have to pay it back two-fold, four-fold,” Mickelson explained. “If they don’t have anything, we’re supposed to take them down and sell them.”

Mickelson went on to argue why jails, which he claimed are a “pagan invention,” are inferior to slavery: “We indenture them and they have to spend their time not sitting on their stump in a jail cell, they’re supposed to be working off the debt.”

“Wouldn’t that be a better choice?” the host asked.

“Well, it really would be,” Huckabee replied without missing a beat. “Sometimes the best way to deal with a nonviolent criminal behavior is what you just suggested.”
One rabbit hole after another. We even have a tea party, so I guess he's the mad hatter. Just for grins does he give chapter and verse?

I'd like to put them and Isis in a locked room see who comes out
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