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

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

“The government is not my neighbor: You’re my neighbor,” he told the crowd. “People in the community give to the community.”

Calling the U.S. government “the referee of the game, but not a participant,” he said, “There are some stripe shirts in leadership positions more incompetent than NFL replacement referees,” tying it in with a two-ref-split call that sealed the Green Bay Packers’ loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Huckabee closed by mentioning something said by the opening speaker BlaiseIngoglia, Florida Republican party leader and creator of Government Gone Wild.

“This is not the most important election of voters’ lifetimes,” said Ingoglia of the Nov. 6, 2012, election. Rather, “this will be the most important election in the history of our nation.”

Huckabee agreed that there is a lot on the line, but it has less to do with who takes office than about what they do.

“Elections are not just about somebody winning and losing,” said Huckabee. “It’s about losing the greatest nation on earth.”

Drawing on that theme, Huckabee recalled the words of his then-11-year-old daughter as she years ago wrote a comment in the visitors book of the Yad Vashem Holocaust research center and museum.

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