Mike Huckabee thinks ‘biblical’ slavery is a good idea

Mike Huckabee has some rather interesting views. Apart from being a rabid homophobe and misogynist, he also seems to have some questionable thoughts on poor people and immigrants.

He recently appeared on the Iowa radio show, “Mickelson in the Morning,” hosted by right-wing personality Jan Mickelson. During the show, Mickelson lamented that the current incarnation of America’s justice system has been “taken over by progressives.” After that, the discussion took a dark and biblical turn.

Mickelson began by saying that the justice system should take its cue from the Bible instead of the Constitution, preferably Exodus:

“It says, if a person steals, they have to pay it back two-fold, four-fold. If they don’t have anything, we’re supposed to take them down and sell them.”

Yes,  you heard that right. This guy is actually advocating that we bring back the practice of slavery to deal with criminals. But never fear, he was just getting started. Mickelson continued that the Bible’s way was much better than jail, because people who commit crimes should “spend their time not sitting on their stump in a jail cell — they’re supposed to be working off debt… Wouldn’t that be a better choice?”

That’s not a better choice. It’s an immoral choice, not to mention an illegal one. The worst part of all of this is the fact that Mike Huckabee, GOP 2016 wannabe presidential contender, wholeheartedly agreed with Mickelson:

“Well, it really would be. Sometimes the best way to deal with a nonviolent criminal behavior is what you just suggested.”

Wow. So, someone who wants to be president of the United States wants to actually bring back slavery and indentured servitude to replace our current justice system. What the hell are Huckabee and Mickelson smoking? It must be good stuff, because that’s some serious craziness right there.

Listen to Huckabee’s remarks below via ThinkProgress:

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