Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Huckabee and God and Government

This is a disturbing turn of events; Huckabee has apparently called on the constitution to be amended to accomodate "God's laws."
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.
The obvious question is which God's Standards are we supposed to adhere to? I say obvious, because it's obvious to me. Possibly Mr. Huckabee has never considered those people who do not worship the same God as him.

Anyway the Carpetbagger report has a good response to this nonsense.
Once in a while, I hear liberals refer to the “Taliban wing of the Republican Party.” I should admit that I’ve never been entirely comfortable with the phrase, in part because I think it’s overused. The Taliban believes there should be no secular law — that all rules of government should be based on a specific religious worldview. Most Republicans reject that kind of thinking.

But that’s exactly what makes Huckabee’s remarks so startling. If the video clip is accurate, he was coming a little too close to a Taliban-like approach to the law. The Constitution, Huckabee seemed to be arguing, isn’t good enough the way it is; we need to fix it, by making it conform to “God’s standards.”
He's not wrong.

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