Debunking Republican Lies – A Republican World – ‘Wyoming Legislator Puts Mike Huckabee’s 1992 Call for AIDS Quarantine Back in the News’
Huckabee in 1992 – “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“.
Huckabeee in 2014 – ‘Huckabee Denies Saying AIDS Patients Should Be Quarantined’
‘Wyoming Republican legislator Troy Mader made headlines this weekend with news that he stands by his 1987 book, The Death Sentence of AIDS: Vital Information For You and Your Family’s Health and Safety’.
‘Ironically, the very same year Mader called for a quarantine of AIDS victims, President Ronald Reagan publicly rejected that kind of dangerous demagoguery, declaring “the Public Health Service has stated that there’s no medical reason for barring a person with the virus from any routine school or work activity.”
‘Which is why former Arkansas Governor and potential 2016 GOP White House hopeful Mike Huckabee still has a lot of explaining to do’.
‘After all, in 1992–five years after Reagan’s long overdue statement on stage with Elizabeth Taylor–Mike Huckabee urged quarantining victims and cutting federal funding to fight the disease’.
‘As the Washington Post reported in December 2007, in 1992 then Senate hopeful Mike Huckabee advocated the isolation of AIDS patients. Labeling homosexuality “an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle” which could “pose a dangerous public health risk,” Huckabee called for draconian – and discriminatory – action:
“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”.
From : http://www.perrspectives.com/blog/archives/003000.htm