Justin Haskins on Mike Huckabee, Social Conservatism, and Hypocrisy in the GOP


Mike Huckabee

Less than a week after former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee threatened to leave the Republican Party over its allegedly soft approach to dealing with gay marriage, Huckabee called out Republicans again over the weekend on his Fox News Channel show Huckabee, asserting that many in the GOP need to "grow a spine" by defending the traditional definition of marriage.

Huckabee is right that many in the Republican Party, especially younger members, no longer believe that the government should be enacting laws that define marriage as a union between one man and one woman only. What Huckabee and many other social conservatives like him do not understand, writes Justin Haskins, is that the reason a growing number of conservatives are rejecting the typical social conservative agenda has little to do with political correctness or fear that society may reject them. It's not about politics; it's all about liberty.