Wednesday, January 16, 2008

terrifying quote of the day

Mike Huckabee, in a stump speech prior to Tuesday's primary 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.

If that doesn't make you throw up in your mouth a little bit, I don't know what will.


PresterJohn said...

This is how Juan Cole put it ...

Ayatollah Huckabee Condemns US Constitution with new Fatwa

MRMacrum said...

It was this type of crap the Republican Party embraced back in the 80s that chased me away.

I don't care that Huckabee is more centrist than most of his fellow Republicans. His up front attitude about religion and it's role in government makes me extremely nervous.

Dawn on MDI said...

This guy ABSOLUTELY must not get elected to lead this country. Gads, whatever happened to the separation of church and state. Theocracies have never been about good government. Why has no one said to these religious people who want to run the government: "Pay unto Ceasar what is Ceasar's and pay unto God what is God's." Even Jesus seems to have supported the concept of separation of church and state. When did they all seem to forget that bit??

Dan in Temple said...

I'm a Baptist, and what Huckabee proposes is certainly against one of the main Baptist priciples, which is seperation of church and state. Many of the first Baptists in the US were taxed to support official local churches, which were Puritan churches. In other words, the government was forcing them to support doctrine with which they did not agree. Sound familiar, Mr Huckabee?

Kael said...

Check this out, one of my friends came across it in some historical research she was doing yesterday. Sound familiar??

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, 1843-1844

MONDAY, February 19, 1844.

Mr. Adams offered to present a petition of inhabitants of western Pennsylvania and Ohio, praying an amendment of the Constitution of the United States, so that it shall contain a clear and explicit acknowledgment of the Sovereign of the universe as the God of this nation; an entire and avowed submission to the Lord Jesus Christ as the ruler of this nation; an unreserved reception of his revealed will contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the law paramount, by which all the affairs of this republic shall be regulated--all conflicting State laws being regarded as perfectly null and void; and entreating Congress to rescind all enactments whereby a violation of God's law is authorized, whether by running the mail-stage on his Sabbath, or otherwise.

Mr. Belser moved that the petition be not received; when,

On motion of Mr. Cave Johnson, the question of reception was laid on the table;

And the petition was not received.