Yet Another Reason I Do Not ♥ Huckabee

4 comments January 16th, 2008at 07:55am Posted by Eli

No, this doesn’t sound scary at all…

The United States Constitution never uses the word “God” or makes mention of any religion, drawing its sole authority from “We the People.” However, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee thinks it’s time to put an end to that.

“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.”

When Willie Geist reported Huckabee’s opinion on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski was almost speechless, and even Joe Scarborough couldn’t immediately find much to say beyond calling it “interesting,”

Scarborough finally suggested that while he believes “evangelicals should be able to talk politics … some might find that statement very troubling, that we’re going to change the Constitution to be in line with the Bible. And that’s all I’m going to say.”

Jeez. He just proudly announced that he’s a Dominionist. Fantastic.

(h/t Albatross! and A Blog Named Sue)

Entry Filed under: Constitution,Elections,Huckabee,Religion,Republicans


  • 1. shortstop  |  January 16th, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Am I the only one digging the sight of moneycons’ heads exploding at the gall of uppity Reverend Cornpone thinking that fundies’ role should be more than writing checks to the RNC?

    The GOP wanted the religious right; it got ’em. And it gets to explain them. Enjoy the ride, boys.

  • 2. Eli  |  January 16th, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Oh, definitely not. And the *really* beauty part is that the Republicans are revealing their true feelings about the fundies far more explicitly than ever before. I want them too demoralized to turn out in droves like they usually do, which would absolutely *cripple* the GOP.

  • 3. Eli  |  January 16th, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Oh, and especially when you couple it with their determination to make the growing population of Latino voters (many of whom are social conservatives who would ordinarily vote Republican) vote Democrat for the next hundred years…

  • 4. Cujo359  |  January 16th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Actually, the Constitution does mention religion, in exactly one place:

    The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

    Republicans in particular seem to forget about that one.

    And yes, Huckabee’s a scary guy now. I always wondered whether his religion meant more to him than his country, and now that appears to be the case.

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