Huckabee: Vote For Me and I’ll Amend the Constitution to to Reflect God’s Standards

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.

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4 Responses to Huckabee: Vote For Me and I’ll Amend the Constitution to to Reflect God’s Standards

  1. Dizzy Dezzi says:

    As Winnie the Pooh would say, “Oh, bother…”

    Tell us what you really think, Mike!

    It’s nice that’s he’s just come right out and stated that he plans to amend the constitution to alienate a good portion of the U.S.

    The downside is this schmuck is still in the fight. The upside could be that enough people get scared enough of this Bozo to come out and make sure he does NOT get the nomination, barring that, the presidency.

    I certainly hope the citizens of the U.S. are done being led by &^%$ lunatics!

    I wish…I wish…

  2. Darrell Prows says:

    Dezzi: Change your “good portion of the U.S.” to “a large majority” and that would more accurately reflect my reading of the situation. I’d love to see him in November!

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  4. Dizzy Dezzi says:

    I was going to say something along those lines, but I didn’t want people to think I was being overly dramatic.

    But, you are right. Even if “now” some people “support” the idea of making abortion and gay marriage (permanently) illegal, sometime in the future, they may change their mind when it affects them personally. Sadly, once the Constitution is changed it will be almost impossible to fix their current lapse in judgment (I think that is a point that needs to be made strongly, loudly and often).

    Although I am an atheist, now, I used to be a serious bible-thumper. I imagine that if I had been a supporter of Huckabee’s proposals a dozen years ago, and then seen them turn into reality, right now I would probably commit myself to a rubber room for the severe depression that I would suffer having taken my daughter’s right to an abortion or my son’s right to ever marry the man of his dreams, into the trash heap of history.

    I sure hope that folks are correct in assessing that the more Huckabee speaks and the more likely he is to become the Republican nominee, that the more likely it is he will end up being the death knell of the Republican party particularly because of his overzealous religious pandering.

    I sincerely want to believe that enough voters will come out in November to curb the “Diebold-Effect”, most especially if Huckabee is on the ballot.