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Mike Huckabee Acknowledges His Governing Vision Is Outside the Constitution

Read Mike Huckabee’s January 14 statement on the Constitution, his interpretation of God, and his political agenda. Read it very carefully:

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 is 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 of how we treat each other and how we treat the family.

Do you notice what Huckabee’s done? He’s straight-out acknowledged that his policy agenda is incompatible with the Constitution. Mike Huckabee has agreed with his critics on an important point — that the Huckabee agenda cannot be accomplished without amending the Constitution. This means something very practical, that unless and until the Constitution is amended along the lines that Mike Huckabee proposes, he is obligated if elected president to drop his conservative social agenda. I mean, the job description of the president is to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”. Because Mike Huckabee believes the Constitution doesn’t match “God’s standards,” as a matter of consistency he ought to repudiate “God’s standards” as a plan for presidential policy until the Constitution itself is amended. If Huckabee is unwilling to take that step, then he is not fit for office and needs to quit the presidential race.

4 thoughts on “Mike Huckabee Acknowledges His Governing Vision Is Outside the Constitution”

  1. Caffeine says:

    Disgusting. Vomit. God help us all if this man gets the nomination. (Irony intended)

  2. Iroquois says:

    “How we treat each other and how we treat the family”…

    It’s no secret that the old testament patriarchs had multiple wives and also had children with their slaves. Could we expect polygamy to be one of Huckabee’s constitutional changes?

    And slavery–there are a few constitutional amendments about that, but the Bible does appear to condone slavery. Do we have to make slavery legal again? And how do we decide who gets to be the new slaves?

    Then there’s ‘render unto Caesar’…

  3. Mike says:

    I live in an area of Northern California that seems overrun by the Fundies, and I’ve heard their views regularly. “Huck” just got their vote, with that one phrase. He could say or do anything outrageous from here on out, and it wouldn’t matter to them…They’ll vote for him. One of them told me(I SWEAR!)”I’ll vote for the one that my pastor told me to…And ‘Guvenur Huckabee’ made him smile.”

  4. Orion KarlDaley says:

    Those who claim to be closer to God than those they propose to serve know no God except themselves. OKD

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