Huckabee wants to change the Constitution to fit the Bible
“I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe that it would be a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living god. And that’s what 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.”—Mike Huckabee to a right wing Michigan audience on Monday.
This is just downright scary. It is absolutely appalling. It is simply stunning. I could go on with the adjectives, but you get the picture. It wouldn’t be quite so bad if Huckabee was not a front-runner for Republican leadership. But alas.
In terms of the Presidency, I am somewhat worried. If the Democrats were going to be nominating a good-looking White man, I would not be particularly worried at all. While there are a lot of religious spaceballs in America, there aren’t quite enough to elect a President who plans to rip the First Amendment to shreads and literally turn America into a Christian state in an election where a huge proportion of the population is grossly dissatisfied with the past 8 years of Republican leadership. However, given that the Democrats will either be sending up either a woman or a Black man, I worry that a few extra votes will go the Republican way (or will be withheld) on the basis of racism or sexism.
In terms of the nation, I am utterly terrified. That there are enough people in this country, the most powerful country in the world no less, that a person with such psychopathically ridiculous views could be a legitimate contender for Presidency is horrifying. That this country is churning out so many of these people suggests nothing less than that the American south and midwest are hotbeds for the socialization of delusional religious psychopaths (or delusional delusional psychopaths).
What is almost as appalling as the words utterred by Huckabee were the words not utterred by Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist as they covered this story on MSNBC’s Scarborough Country.
Here is what they had to say on the matter (between lip-biting pauses and time-killing mindless babbling on unrelated topics):
Scarborough: “I will say, I think it is, I think, I think it is, umm, interesting, and I think we should comment on it, just in passing. He is our friend. Mike Huckabee is our friend. And I have always been the first guy to say that evangelicals should be able to talk politics…. I will say that 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.”
Geist then throws in “If someone without his charm and personality said that, he’d be dismissed as a crack pot, wouldn’t he? But he’s Mike Huckabee, and he’s basically the front-runner.” To which Scarborough responds “I like him! God help me, I like him!”
Brzezinski, the person who supposedly disagrees with Huckabee on a regular basis, said nothing at all on the topic.
(See Raw Story for footage of Huckabee and the response on Scarborough Country)
This is absolutely pathetic. A right-wing, young earth creationist, fullblown fundamentalist Presidential contender says he wants to turn America into an officially Christian nation and all the three of these puppets can muster is “if anyone else said this they’d be dismissed as a crackpot” and “some people will be troubled”, and then just run out the clock with forced and prolonged irrelevant chatter.
What a sad, sorry state of affairs. A nation founded on secular values to provide a haven for religious freedom is teetering on the brink of theocracy. A first female or Black President could not come at a better time.
Source: Raw Story (David Edwards, Muriel Kane)
Hat Tip: Pharyngula