I have a friend who was asking me who I thought they should vote for in the Republican primary. So, I told them who I think is the best republican candidate for the job and why. They then told me I should ‘officially’ endorse them. So I decided to go ahead and do just that.

MikeHuckabee.com - I Like Mike!Here are my 12 reasons to vote for Mike Huckabee.

1. Mike’s understanding of the 1st Amendment. “The First Amendment requires that expressions of faith be neither prohibited nor preferred.” – Mike Huckabee

2. Mike does not compartmentalize his faith from his everyday life. His faith is fully a part of him and drives his decisions. “ My faith is my life – it defines me. I don’t separate my faith from my personal and professional lives.”- Mike Huckabee

3. Mike Huckabee believes that a constitutional amendment should be created to protect the sanctity of life for unborn children. “I support and have always supported passage of a constitutional amendment to protect the right to life. My convictions regarding the sanctity of life have always been clear and consistent, without equivocation or wavering. I believe that Roe v. Wade should be over-turned.” – Mike Huckabee

4. Mike’s view on education. “We need to judge the success of our schools by the results we obtain, not the revenue we spend.” – Mike Huckabee

5. Mike understands the healthcare problem in America, but wants real solutions not “socialized healthcare”. “The health care system in this country is irrevocably broken, in part because it is only a “health care” system, not a “health” system.” – Mike Huckabee “We don’t need universal health care mandated by federal edict.” – Mike Huckabee “Our health care system is making our businesses non-competitive in the global economy. It is time to recognize that jobs don’t need health care, people do, and move from employer-based to consumer-based health care.” – Mike Huckabee

6. Mike supports the Fairtax. This is a huge issue for me. “I support the FairTax.” – Mike Huckabee

7. Mike recognizes that the President needs the line item veto to really cut pork spending from the budget. “To control spending, I believe the President should have the line-item veto.” – Mike Huckabee

8. Mike has a bold initiative to make us energy independent. “The first thing I will do as President is send Congress my comprehensive plan for energy independence. We will achieve energy independence by the end of my second term.” – Mike Huckabee “Achieving energy independence is vital to achieving success both in the war on terror and in globalization. Energy independence will help guarantee both our safety and our prosperity.” – Mike Huckabee

9. Mike recognizes the illegal immigration issue to be a national emergency. He considers this his number one priority. “Securing our borders must be our top priority and has reached the level of a national emergency.” – Mike Huckabee “I will take our country back for those who belong here. No open borders, no amnesty, no sanctuary, no false Social Security numbers, no driver?s licenses for illegals.” – Mike Huckabee

10. Mike understands that we are in a world war. “I believe that we are currently engaged in a world war. This war is not a conventional war, and these terrorists are not a conventional enemy.” – Mike Huckabee

11. Mike recognizes that in Iraq, we are fighting Al Qaeda (maybe we weren’t initially, but we are now.) “The Democrats deny that the war in Iraq is part of the war on terror even as we fight Al Qaeda there. Al Qaeda seeks permanent bases in Anbar province to plot and train against us.” – Mike Huckabee

12. Mike knows that Israel is our ally and is committed to them. “The United States must remain true to its long-standing commitment to the Israeli people. ” – Mike Huckabee

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