Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Huckabee vs. The Constitution

"I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it's a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living god. And that's what we need to do -- to amend the Constitution so it's in God's standards rather than try to change God's standards so it lines up with some contemporary view."

Mike Huckabee

(The Raw Story via The Information Paradox)

7 comments:

  1. OMG. But you know, this does put him ahead of many GOPers - after all, he's admitting that the constitution needs to be amended to make it a Christian document. Most of the others claim it already is one. At least his claim is legally correct.

    Now pardon me while I go outside and scream.

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  2. Yeah, about that not voting thing, Larry...

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  3. I didn't say I wasn't going to vote, I said the prospect doesn't excite me.

    This election is a throw-away for the rethugs; 2012 is the day for the big move.

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  4. I guess I don't need to tell anyone here that this move (amending the constitution to allow scriptural authority) could be horrible for the nation. Not only am I personally against theocracy, I think that Huckabee, and his supporters, have not thought through the actual constitutional ramifications of trying to make Christian scripture a source of law. There is a lot in the Bible that is quite opposed to how things are done in this country, and it doesn't all have to do with Abortion either.

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  5. You planning to leave the US in 2012, Mr. Bum?

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  6. Now, Huckabee may well be simply offering empty promises. (I know, a politician making empty promises? But it has happened.)

    But there's a lot thought that's gone into implementing scriptural authority into secular law. Read up on Christian Reconstructionism.

    I have no doubt at all that Huck would be a far worse president than the shrub.

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  7. atheist: Perhaps. But there are other ways of responding.

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