Mike Huckabee was on the stump in Michigan pimping for the support of the evangelicals last night. Huckabee told voters he would amend the Constitution to “reflect God’s standards.” Watch this clip:
This guy is a real threat to our basic rights under the Constitution and I don’t think we should under estimate the sway he may have with the Christian right:
“[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.
Huckabee often refers to the need to amend the constitution on these grounds, but he has never so specifically called for the Constitution to be brought within “God’s standards,” which are themselves debated amongst religious scholars. As a closing statement he asked the room of nearly 500 supporters to “pray and then work hard, and in that order,” to help him secure a victory in Tuesday’s GOP primary.
If elected there is no doubt that Huckabee would attempt to change the Constitution to ban abortion and gay marriage. There’s dicussion in the blogosphere at Pandagon, Shakes, Lawyers Guns and Money and All Spin Zone. See Memeorandum for all the buzz.
H/T to Cliff Schecter for the video.