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What The Huck? 16 Jan 2008

Posted by Jessa in Politics, Religion.
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Mike Huckabee is at it again. During a rally in Michigan, he dropped this chestnut:

”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.”


This deranged statement was in reference to his call for constitutional amendments to affirm human life (aka outlaw abortion) and to define marriage as being between one man and one woman.

I would love to have a few minutes to speak with Huckabee, but since that’s never going to happen, I’ll put what I want to say to him here.

You should be aware, Mr. Huckabee, that the King James version of the bible (which is probably your preferred translation) had been around for nearly two centuries before the Constitution was written. I’m sure that most (if not all) of the founding fathers, being learned men, had read it. Abortion and homosexuality are not new phenomena, either. They’ve been around since the dawn of humanity. The founding fathers were probably aware of them as well.

Don’t you think that if the men who wrote the Constitution, who knew “God’s standards” and were aware of the issues to which you refer, wanted the document to be more in line with the bible, they would have written it that way? Don’t you think it’s a bit telling that they didn’t?

And don’t you think it’s a bit presumptuous to imply that you are a better judge of what should be in the Constitution than the founding fathers? Delusions of grandeur much?

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1. Cody - 16 Jan 2008

The Constitution was framed to stop this kind of thing from even happening. It’s not a religious document. It was never meant to be, and I sincerely hope that it will never become one. The Founders knew that people of every religion had to be included, so they didn’t base the Constitution on one, single religion. God isn’t even mentioned, at least not by that name.

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