Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Mike Huckabee Responds to Critics

Mike Huckabee is getting hacked off at the media's fascination with his religious beliefs:

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, a Southern Baptist preacher who has surged in Iowa with evangelical Christian support, bristled Tuesday when asked if creationism should be taught in public schools .

Huckabee—who raised his hand at a debate last May when asked which candidates disbelieved the theory of evolution—asked this time why there is such a fascination with his beliefs.

"I believe God created the heavens and the Earth," he said at a news conference with Iowa pastors who murmured, "Amen."

He clearly has a Federalist perspective on education, though.

"That's an irrelevant question to ask me—I'm happy to answer what I believe, but what I believe is not what's going to be taught in 50 different states," Huckabee said. "Education is a state function. The more state it is, and the less federal it is, the better off we are."

As I mentioned in my response to Walter Williams, I am conflicted about this because you just cannot treat science that way.

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