Is Mike Huckabee a coward?

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“Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) said on Sunday that the Confederate flag should not become a 2016 presidential campaign issue.” – TheHill.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The above quote comes from The Hill article “Huckabee: Confederate flag ‘not an issue’ in 2016 race

States the article, ““I don’t personally display it anywhere,” he [Huckabee] added of the Confederate flag. “It’s not an issue for me.”

Mike Huckabee tends to preach against things that he considers to be evil. Yet, he doesn’t want to deal with a flag that plenty of Americans consider to be a symbol of evil.

Perhaps Huckabee would reconsider if he were to read Philip Klein’s commentary “Why conservatives should hate the Confederate flag“. Here is an excerpt from that commentary.

Conservatives who try to defend the [Confederate] flag (or who are afraid to criticize it) are only reinforcing the perception that supporters of limited government don’t really care about the historical or modern day struggles of black Americans.

Here is more from Klein’s commentary:

The importance of defending slavery was reflected in the declarations of secession from Texas, Georgia, South Carolina and Mississippi.

For instance, the Mississippi declaration reads at the outset: “Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery — the greatest material interest of the world.”

These were the ideals that were being fought for on the battlefield under the banner of the flag that some people still claim as a symbol of courage. Fighting courageously to preserve a monstrous evil is nothing to celebrate or honor, which conservatives should be the first to recognize.

If Mike Huckabee wants to be the leader of the GOP, then he needs to speak out against the Confederate flag, because it symbolizes an evil that the Republican Party fought to eliminate.

The last thing that the GOP needs right now is a standard-bearer who is a coward, and there is nothing conservative about being a coward.

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