Here at Terrierman, we continue to celebrate political underdogs.
This time, it's GOP underdog Mike Huckabee who Outdoor Life magazine notes helped pass Amendment 75, "The Conservation Amendment."
This amendment to the Arkansas state constitution designates 1/8 of 1 percent of the state's general sales tax go to four agencies, including the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), which has used the approximately $26 million a year that is generated to build state-of-the-art nature centers.
For his good works and dedication to conservation initiatives in Arkansas (the state which was the last stonghold of the Wild Turkey back in the 1930s), Mike Huckabee has not only been inducted into the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame, but has also been named Man of the Year in 1997 by the American Sportfishing Association.
Now some are sure to note that Huckabee does not believe in evolution. Don't I consider that troubling?
Well yes, a little, but I am pretty broad-minded and tolerant. I do not think Mike Huckabee has to believe in Darwin; it's enough that Darwin believes in him.
Besides, isn't it possible that Governor Huckabee might evolve a bit on this issue if we give him a little more information and time? After all, it was Charles Darwin himself who wrote, in the 1869 foreword to The Origin of Species, that "I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should shock the religious sensibilities of anyone."
Exactly right. Something had to be the first motion. Why not God?
And isn't it the least bit refreshing to have a candidate who actually believes in something and will not back-pedal on everything?
And how about that immigration policy!
A shout-out to Gina Spadafori at Pet Connection who sent me the video first, and to J.R. Absher's Newshound blog which provided a link to the Outdoor Life notations. Y'all are the best!