Tom Usher wrote or added | It just amazes me how "Christian" pastors can mix Christianity and the secular government of the US that was founded primarily by anti-Christ deists and Freemasons. Mike also should know that the Golden Rule is not the premiere understanding of the law of Christians unless it is understood in light of the New Commandment: (John 13:34 KJV) "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." That's straight from Jesus. It raises the bar on the Golden Rule of Confucius for instance.
In addition and according to the Lord and Savior Mike says he professes to follow, there are two Great Commandments:
"'Master, which is the great commandment in the law?' Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." (Matthew 22:36-40 KJV)
"Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:19 KJV)
Okay, now I can conceive of Mike Huckabee understanding that keeping the Golden Rule (but only as Jesus defines it) necessitates keeping the least law. I've written as much and believe it. However, Mike is mingling the unmixable or what must be separated now and in the end for every Christian, namely the secular state and the kingdom of God come to Earth. Jesus is not and never has been about coercion, and the secular democratic republic called the United States is built upon coercion. Christianity is about speaking and doing the truth and allowing souls to accept or reject it and be accepted or rejected. There is no forcing souls. They are self-sorting by their feelings, thoughts, words, and deeds.