Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said if more people exercised personal responsibility, there would be less need for government.
Huckabee spoke to about 1,000 people at Union College on Monday. He said people should practice the Golden Rule.
“If everybody practiced that perfectly, we would need no other laws,” he said.
Huckabee also talked about his opposition to gay marriage because of his belief that the sacrament is between a man and a woman. Also, he spoke about his efforts to reach out to young voters by appearing on “Saturday Night Live” and “The Colbert Report.”
Huckabee won the Iowa caucus and seven other states during the Republican primaries. He left the race in early March, when Arizona Sen. John McCain obtained enough votes to wrap up the nomination.
Huckabee said he would not rule out a vice presidential bid, but said McCain would have to reach out to him.