Mike Huckabee Quotes (45 Quotes)


    It was one of the greatest days of my whole life, ... It ranks right up there with the birth of my children and the day I was sworn in as governor.

    Inside every human being there are treasures to unlock.

    The most important thing about global warming is this. Whether humans are responsible for the bulk of climate change is going to be left to the scientists, but it's all of our responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future generations than we found it.

    You know, in my hometown of Hope, Arkansas, the three sacred heroes were Jesus, Elvis, and FDR, not necessarily in that order.

    The health care system is really designed to reward you for being unhealthy. If you are a healthy person and work hard to be healthy, there are no benefits.


    We believe that it's an important thing to elect people like the mayor, to maintain a Republican majority, and also that people representing their states can actually know what it's like to live there,

    The fact is, my friends, most Americans don't want more government. They want less government.

    I called the folks at the White House and said, 'This is insane,' ... 'You guys sent tens of thousands of people here, airlifted them out of New Orleans to Arkansas.' . . . I knew then we were pretty much on our own.

    Many of them just don't understand just how bad the circumstances are (in Louisiana and Mississippi) and how long it is going to be, ... A surprising number are saying This is home now, we are going to put roots here.'

    Pray a little more, work a little harder, save, wait, be patient and, most of all, live within our means. That's the American way. It's not spending ourselves into prosperity or taxing ourselves into prosperity.

    If we faced issues that required little more than a few turns with a Phillips screwdriver, then we perhaps could afford the luxury of political gamesmanship and the personal pleasures of some old-fashioned partisan political towel popping.

    What the Red Cross needs now more than donated goods is cash, ... This is shaping up to be one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, and it happened to our neighbors in Louisiana and Mississippi.

    The churches are really acting like churches, ... It has been impressive to me that when we thought about moving certain state resources and assets to an area, the local communities often beat us to the punch.

    To put it in perspective, this tornado today or this series of tornadoes will probably rank equal to all of the tornadoes that we had in the entire year last year, ... So that will give you some perspective of just what an incredible disaster this has been for our state.

    I would hope that we would treat these funds as help for health-related problems for our citizens, not a bonanza of bucks for politicians to fund pet projects.

    We're doing everything in our power to be a good neighbor, ... Our office has been flooded by calls today from people asking what they can do. The best things they can do now is lend a helping hand to those who are in our state to escape the storm, making a donation to the Red Cross disaster relief fund and pray for those who are still trapped.

    You're going to have pushback from governors, county executives, mayors, fire chiefs, police chiefs all up and down the emergency-management structure who wonder whether the military will become a super domestic responder and who do they respond to, ... Who determines if a state can't handle a disaster What if a riot happens in a major city Does a mayor get a call that the 82nd Airborne has just landed in your city We've got to talk about this.

    We've just decided we're going to do the things that meet folks' needs with the hope and anticipation that we'll be reimbursed, ... ... We would certainly want someone to be more worried about people than paperwork.

    There is a crisis in America. That crisis is divorce. It is easier to get out of a marriage than (to get out of a) contract to buy a used car.

    We don't have to educate their kids, ... Twenty, 30, 50, 60 years from now, musical heritage will still be a part of us. I think it's a great idea.


    Do you realize that if we could increase just by 50 percent the number of adults who have a college degree, it would add $5 billion to the economy and it would result in a net income to the state of Arkansas of $340 million a year?

    It's a bad idea for the military to make that decision and usurp the authority that under the U. S. Constitution stays with the governor and local authorities,

    How could I get up there and say, 'People, we've got to do better,' when I was the poster child for everything that was wrong? I've always believed leaders don't ask others to do what they're unwilling to do.

    Are we talking the Peabody in downtown Little Rock, or the Motel 6 And who makes that choice

    No one is more important to the future of our state than our teachers.

    I think a lot of people want to blame somebody, like somebody pushed the button. It's really an issue of world market conditions. When the demand exceeds the supply, the price goes up. This isn't complicated economics ... If they blame their elected officials, be they Democrat or Republican, they're really making a huge mistake. People want government to control things, but they don't get to control all the world markets.

    A Republican in my state of Arkansas feels about as out of place as Michael Vick at the West Minister dog show.

    One thing governors feel, Democrats and Republicans alike, is that we have a health care system that, if you're on Medicaid, you have unlimited access to health care, at unlimited levels, at no cost. No wonder it's running away.

    I've talked with (Mississippi Gov. Haley) Barbour and (Louisiana Gov. Kathleen) Blanco and told them that we are sensitive to rebuilding issues. We are not trying to compete for people, we are here to meet people's needs and help those who feel they do not have anything to go back to,


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