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Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee wants to bring back slavery

Photo source: Mike Huckabee (@govmikehuckabee) via Twitter

Photo source: Mike Huckabee (@govmikehuckabee) via Twitter

The lineup of strange comments from 2016 Republican presidential candidates is getting just downright ridiculous.  From Dr. Ben Carson’s crackpot statements to Donald Trump’s Latino bigotry, it’s hard to believe that it could get any worse. Now Mike Huckabee agrees that slavery should be reinstated.

To put his comment in context, he was on a conservative radio talk show hosted by Jan Mickelson. Mickelson turned to complaints against the criminal justice system. Mickelson felt that Biblical punishment should be instated within America, specifically slavery for crimes. It says, if a person steals, they have to pay it back two-fold, four-fold… If they don’t have anything, we’re supposed to take them down and sell them. Mickelson went on to state, “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?”

Photo source: Mike Huckabee (@govmikehuckabeevia Twitter/Historical image)

Photo source: Mike Huckabee (@govmikehuckabeevia Twitter/Historical image)

Surprisingly, Huckabee agreed and stated, “Well, it really would be… Sometimes the best way to deal with a nonviolent criminal behavior is what you just suggested.”

Fortunately, US law forbids “debtor’s prison,” which was upheld by the US Supreme Court Decision in Bearden v. Georgia.

This position is dangerous and is no different than the premises of some aspects of Sharia law. But it also shows that some republicans have no issue with reinstating slavery.

 

 



3 Comments

  1. rawdog on October 18, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Mike Huckabee doesn’t even know any poor people so it wouldn’t affect him at all if there were debtors prison and slave labor. Let him go bankrupt on some bad investments and see how quick his opinion would change!

  2. stocknewbie on October 18, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Biggest pile of BS I’ve ever read! This is obviously not a credible new source. I am now exiting stage left!

  3. Helenofreims on October 18, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Well, it’s returned threw whom, gangs so called “Brotha luv” smile then annihilate you using race card? Some young men don’t have idea of historical indifference USA” what did I say do actually give a damn about his racist. Opinion honor don’ concede sorry bastard with entrench hate towards himself!