Huckabee: “Amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards”

The Almighty, who inspired a book so perfectly drafted it contradicts itself on who Jesus’s granddad was, apparently has some issues with the wording of our Constitution. That according to presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who had this to say in Michigan:

“I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution,” Huckabee told a Michigan audience on Monday. “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.”

Note that in Huckabee’s America, the Constitution, the bedrock and foundation of our nation, is “some contemporary view.” Just a fad. Some new-fangled nonsense cooked up by a bunch of wig-and-panty-hose-wearing hippies in the 1780s. These kids and their “separation of powers” and “due process.”

This kind of talk should set all freedom-loving Americans on alert level “Holy Shit!”  Huckleberry is proposing, in no uncertain terms, a theocracy, specifically, a Christian theocracy.  It is unfathomable to me that someone running for President of the freaking United States could so blatantly disregard (nay, actively oppose) the First Amendment, upon which so much of our progress and identity as a people depends.

There is one interpretation of these remarks that lowers the threat level to “Gigantic Douchebag,” but just barely.  The allusion to amending the Constitution to meet “God’s standards” and the references to opponents who are unwilling to do so could very well be a “dog whistle”to Christians on one specific issue — gay marriage.  Huckabee may essentially have been saying, “I’ll amend the Constitution to keep the queers from getting hitched, and my opponents won’t.”  I’m just speculating here, but that’s the first thing that came to my mind. 



3 responses to “Huckabee: “Amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards”

  1. ….very creative…not! Maybe you would rather go ahead and let the muslims come all the way in and we could just follow islamic law?

    HELLO! Huckabee is the least of our problems.

  2. pastoralan —

    First of all, your comment is absurd. Last I checked, there were not Muslim hordes vying to institute Sharia law in Cleveland. But let me address the substance of your comment anyway.

    I don’t want to follow either islamic law or christian law, whatever Huckabee and his ilk decide that is. I prefer my laws good and secular, thank you very much. In fact, it’s the very example of countries under islamic law that make Huckabee’s remarks so utterly offensive — we’ve seen what religious rule of countries can do. But Huckabee’s just fine and dandy throwing out 232 years of secular government, which has made us freer, safer and more prosperous than anyone else on the planet. Apparently, he has a hotline to the Big Guy that allows him to codify the bible into our laws in exactly the right ways. Besides the unbelieveable arrogance of such an idea, it’s also completely contrary to our legal and political traditions.

    So no, I don’t agree that Huckabee is the least of our problems. Anytime someone attacks the foundation of our country — the very Constitution! — I’m gonna get mad as hell about it. And anyone who believes in freedom should as well. You want to avoid following islamic law? Then stand up for our secular system of government!

  3. ahhh, patoralan, thank you for my daily chuckle. I have nothing enlightening to add. Midwestern has already done so.

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