“We ought to demand that we can feed ourselves, fuel ourselves, and fight for ourselves, because that’s the only way we’re going to be able to be free for the future.”
“Folks, if we think foreign oil has been bad for us, wait until we import foreign food and we eat what somebody else grew and gave us what they thought we wanted. God help us the day we don’t feed ourselves. A country to be free, has got to be able to feed itself.”
Mike Huckabee is a former governor of Arkansas and candidate for President of the United States.
“I come from an agricultural state and I understand that one of the great blessings of being an American is that we spend about 9% of our families’ income to put our food on the table and that’s far, far less than most countries who spend about 25% to 30% of their families’ income just for their food.”
And that, said Huckabee means we have more disposable income to fuel our overall economy.
“More discretion with what we have and what we do. And it gives us a much broader and much stronger economy, and for the folks who don’t understand the value of an agricultural system that is as productive as ours, that gives us the opportunity to have food as inexpensively as we have it, and Americans may think it’s expensive, it’s only because they haven’t been to other places and realized what a blessing and what a bargain we really get in this country for our food dollars.”
Huckabee also believes that agriculture has a role to play in making the U.S. energy independent.
“If we ever outsource our last bit of energy, just remember that whoever controls the capacity to turn on the lights, and move our vehicles from one place to the other, controls us completely. Agriculture will probably have a large, large part of the future of the economics of fuel.”