‘You’re my neighbor’: Huckabee encourages locals to ‘give to the community’

Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 12:49 PM.

“This is about the heart and soul of the American nation,” he said to the packed-to-capacity ballroom at Sandestin’s Le Ciel hotel.

It wouldn’t be a pre-election political dinner without some mention of those running for the highest office in the land.

Naturally, Huckabee endorsed the Republican candidate, calling Mitt Romney a “true alternative.”

But his focus was more on limiting the involvement of government in the lives of U.S. citizens.

He added that the American dream is alive and well and reminded listeners that even large companies such as Apple and Walmart “started with one man with an idea and a dream, with the innovation and hard work to make it happen.”

Huckabee spoke of regaining our independence from big government and limiting so-called entitlements.

That was not to say, however, that there are some people in this country who need and should be given legitimate help, he clarified. There is a moral imperative to help one’s neighbor, but Huckabee said the government was not set-up to be a “brother’s keeper.”

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