Huckabee Bible Constitution Jamboree

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Hooooooooooo-eeeeeee!

Pam Spaulding at Pandagon writes:

This man doesn’t need to be anywhere near the White House. His Christian Reconstructionism slip shows again, this time in Michigan.

“[Some of my opponents] 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 is to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than try to change God’s standards,” Huckabee said, referring to the need for a constitutional human life amendment and an amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

Huckabee often refers to the need to amend the constitution on these grounds, but he has never so specifically called for the Constitution to be brought within “God’s standards,” which are themselves debated amongst religious scholars. As a closing statement he asked the room of nearly 500 supporters to “pray and then work hard, and in that order,” to help him secure a victory in Tuesday’s GOP primary.

Mike Huckabee is running as a Theocrat:

Jon Perr of Perrspectives had this to say:

In case there was any remaining doubt, that astounding statement eviscerated Huckabee’s pretense of upholding the separation of church and state. In December, Governor Huckabee offered this charade on Meet the Press, words which obviously are no longer operative:

“The key issue of real faith is that it never can be forced on someone. And never would I want to use the government institutions to impose mine or anybody else’s faith or to restrict.”

As it turns out, using the institutions of government to impose his faith is exactly what Mike Huckabee has in mind. Quick to denounce sharia law and “Islamofascism,” Huckabee is seems quite eager to embrace a Christian version of God’s law here at home.

The core of his campaign is making this a Christian Nation run by Christian law.  And at every opportunity in front of the press he denies it, he lies about it.  But at every opportunity he hints at it.

What frightens me, badly, is that this guy won Iowa, and hasn’t gotten less than 1% in every primary since.  His sympathetic coverage in the media angers me.

Here’s a fun thought experiment.  Inspired by Sara Robinson’s translation of sexist Chris Matthews statements into racist ones.  Imagine Huckabee was running as a Muslim.  (Warning, do not attempt if you are a Republican wingnut, and you use words like “islamofascist” on a daily basis.  Your head may form a black hole).

A Mike Huckabee Presidency would be a disaster, and the constitution would be just one of many victims.

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4 Responses

  1. No God by My God?

  2. No God but my My God?

  3. What frightens me, badly, is that this guy won Iowa, and hasn’t gotten less than 1% in every primary since. His sympathetic coverage in the media angers me.

    Huck wants to abolish the IRS, which is why the media gives him some attention. On the other hand, I didn’t vote for him or the prowar GOP candidates.

  4. Warning, do not attempt if you are a Republican wingnut, and you use words like “islamofascist” on a daily basis. Your head may form a black hole

    Bwahahahahahahahaha! Awesome! =)

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