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Mike Huckabee on a Broader Christian Agenda in Beliefnet Interview

January 20, 2008

I’ve said that […] as Christians and particularly even as Republicans, we needed to address issues that touched the broader perspective, and that included disease, hunger, poverty, homelessness, the environment. […] And it’s not about having a government program, it’s about simply reminding each of us as individual citizens that this is an area of our own responsibility. At my own church […] our church is very, very engaged in everything from dealing with hunger, poverty, and we reach out to a lot of people. […] The only reason the government would get involved would be that the other social institutions - primarily the family, the church, the neighborhood - failed. If the family or church does its own work and does it well, then there’s no reason for government to ever get into these things at all.

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