Does Mike Huckabee Want to Quarantine HIV+ People?
I posted yesterday about how Mike Huckabee thinks God wants him to be president. Today I found out more disturbing news about Huckabee who is surging in the polls in Iowa to be the Republican nominee for the presidency.
Huckabee apparently wants to quarantine people who are HIV+. Here is what he had to say in 1992:
It is the first time in the history of civilization in which the carriers of a genuine plague have not been isolated from the general population. This deadly disease, for which there is no cure, is being treated as a civil rights issue instead of the true health crisis it represents.
If the federal government is truly serious about doing something with the AIDS virus, we need to take steps that would isolate the carriers of this plague.
Yeah, he’s definitely the kind of person that I want for president. Not.
The folks at People for the American Way have created a report detailing just how right-wing Huckabee is entitled Why Religious Right Activists Like Mike Huckabee.