Thursday, November 15, 2007

Mike Huckabee at Prestonwood Baptist Church

On Sunday, November 4, Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee preached a sermon at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas.







9 comments:

David E. Tausch said...

And what a testimony you are, Mike. You will be our next president. God is not setting you up for failure. You have our prayers and we can see them being answered as your climb in the polls show.

Thank you for posting this video, the majority of us have not had the priviledge of hearing a sermon of Mike's.

David E. Tausch said...

And what a testimony you are, Mike. You will be our next president. God is not setting you up for failure. You have our prayers and we can see them being answered as your climb in the polls show.

Thank you for posting this video, the majority of us have not had the priviledge of hearing a sermon of Mike's.

11/15/2007 4:47 PM

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Ian said...

Mike Huckabee's ardent support for the FairTax sets him apart from all other viable presidential candidates. The FairTax Act of 2007 (HR 25/ S 1025) represents a prospective power shift of massive proportions in America. It lays out a practical ideal of voluntary payment of taxes, based on a substantial level of taxpayer choice that the plan affords. Since FairTax untaxes basic necessities (up to socially-accepted poverty-level spending), what is taxed is marginal, and/or desired or preferred, on a broader base of retail products and services. This is to say that the taxpayer may, under the FairTax, choose to purchase used products and avoid paying the tax. And, to the extent desired, the taxpayer may choose to self-perform certain services rather than pay for them. This will stimulate do-it-yourself education, improve citizens' self-reliance; indeed the FairTax represents the possibility of ushering in a new can-do, citizen psychology that would accrue to greater demands for government accountability - truly, a cultural sea change.

Government is the "necessary glue" that enables the social fabric to cohere. It does this by effecting "rules" that ostensibly provide members with equitable access to wealth and resources. It also must provide ostensibly equitable enforcement of those rules in order to mitigate threats to the social fabric. It is unrealistic to believe that the structures of a national government can be supported on donations, thus the need for taxes. Naysayers love to characterize anything purporting to be a "fair tax" as an oxymoron - but it is not true. The idea of fairness has to do with equitable sharing in the cost by all members who depend upon the social fabric for food, shelter, clothing and post-necessity economic enterprise. And, because of the shift of power from politicians and special interests under an enacted FairTax, the elected will find it more difficult to both enlarge government, and implement any dual system of taxation. FairTax strategist, Dennis Calabrese, discusses how the FairTax repeals the income tax, how it does away with the IRS, and how it addresses other aspects of frequent concern to skeptics.

The FairTax has a much greater opportunity for success to operate as a "self-regulating" mechanism because of increased visibility. One finds that the current system, ostensibly regulated by the Internal Revenue Code, is in fact poorly regulated because of continually increasing complexity (the effect of tax favors from politicians, through lobbyists, to favored corporations and other special interests) stemming from the desire by those holding government position to steer public behavior using tax code "carrots." We have seen how 100 years of this type of behavior has eroded the Nation's currency and the purchasing power of working family incomes. "Visionist," Tom Frey believes the current tax system will simply collapse; and economist Laurence Kotlikoff heralds - short of enactment of FairTax (or an otherwise unlikely change in spending habits) - the U.S. will shortly face an irrevocable economic breakdown. (Kotlikoff believes that passage of the FairTax can stave off the economic ruin we're facing, but would be surprised to see it happen.)

Frey and Kotlikoff may be right on both counts, and we may not be able to successfully evoke change; but shall we not try?

Mike Huckabee believes we should.


(Permission granted to republish, in whole or part. -Ian)

Ray Fowler said...

I know not everyone has time to watch the videos, so I posted a written transcript of Mike's sermon at my blog for those who would like to read the message instead. But I would encourage you to watch if you do have the time!

http://www.rayfowler.org/2007/11/15/mike-huckabees-sunday-sermon-at-prestonwood/

Tax Skeptic said...

We need a better tax code -- the one we have is terrible, especially to workers.

Fairtax can not possibly work. For one thing — it pretends to tax the federal government purchases, to pay for the federal government's purchases.

Boortz writes “the federal government itself becomes a major taxpayer” Page 148.

This is a farce, it can not work. Its like me saying I will tax myself 10,000 dollars a day. Oh, I can write a check for it, I can even deposit my own check in my own account. But at the end of the month, I dont have 300,000.

Incredibly, Fairtax thinks they will have 300,000. Fairtax is based on the assumption the government can tax itself.

For example, when the Fairtax makes the US Navy pay 4 billion in “sales tax” on a 12 billion dollar aircraft carrier — the Navy can write the check, The Treasury can even cash the check. But the Treasury isnt a dime ahead. The treasury had to issue the money to cover the check.

This fallacy — one of many in Fairtax — means the 23% will have to be 35% to make up for that.

Another major fallacy — Fairtax pretends it will be able to tax health care.

That means cancer patients, stroke victims, nursing home patients, kidnes transplant patients — all of them will get huge tax bills. One cancer patient could easly get a tax bill for 50,000 in sales tax on their surgery and chemo,.

A single nursing home patient could easily be charged 25,000 in sales taxes per year. The parents of a child with luekemia could be charged 50,000 sales tax on expensive drugs and care.

The outcry from these folks will be politically powerful. Congress would quickly exempt health care expenses from a high sales tax.

So the rate would have to be adjusted up — to 55%. Then auto manufactures willl have to get an exemption, or go out of business. New Home sales — will get an exemption.

Actually -- Fairtax just wont pass. Those groups will demand exemptions before its passed. And when group after group do get exemptions -- the fair tax rate would have to be so high -- 60 percent at least -- it will be discredited.

Anonymous said...

THAT COMMENT ABOUT BARACK OBAMA

WAS SO FAR OUT OF LINE I'M SPEECHLESS

I'LL BET YOU AND THE GOOD OLE BOYS HAD A GOOD LAUGH

BACK AT THE CLUB HUH YOU DAMN HYPOCRITE

SOMEONE ONCE SAID IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT MAN IS

ABOUT LOOK AT WHAT HE DOES IN AN INSTANT NOT WHEN

HE HAS TIME TO THINK BUT IN AN INSTANT AND OFF THE TOP

OF YOUR HEAD THATS WHAT YOU CAME UP WITH.

NO WONDER THERE SO MANY ATHESIST THESE DAYS

I HOPE YOU ARE PROUD OF YOURSELF "REVREND"

ANY HAPPENS TO BARACK I'M COMING LOOKING FOR YOU PAL

NO ITS NOT THREAT

Anonymous said...

I KNOW YOU PRINT THIS BUT AT LEAST YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK

Anonymous said...

What's with the cameraman attempting to do artist shots during the sermon?! It was exorbitantly distracting and actually very distasteful.