Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Mike Huckabee = Threat to Democracy

I am far from the first to make note of this, but Mike Huckabee has just made some seriously troubling remarks that should make anyone -- Christians, atheists, Jews and Muslims alike -- terribly, horribly afraid...

Remember that the following statement comes from the Republican party's cuurent FRONT RUNNER for PRESIDENT OF THE FREAKING UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:

I will let Mike Huckabee speak for himself here:
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 thats what we need to do is amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than trying 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.
This is not "I personally find two men fucking each other to not be to my liking." This is not a stealthy "faith-based initiative." This is no "the president should be a person of faith." It sure as hell isn't "I'm Catholic, but it won't impact my decisions as president."

No, Mike Huckabee (and again, I must stress that this man is the front runner for the GOP) openly wants to make the United Staes a Christian theocracy. He wants, in his words, to "amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards."

This is where we have come to.


Update: I can't believe I'm glad that Mitt "everyone must respect my beliefs even if I don't respect yours" Romney won the Michigan GOP primary.


James H said...

Good Grief. If you had the full speech you would see that Mike was talking about the HUman Right amendment WHich is part of the Platform.

If he was talking to Catholics he would use Catholic terms like Natural Law and "Culture of Life" which is very Catholic speak.

MIke Huckabee fought against school mandated Prayer in public schools for goodness sake. SOmething even Libertarian ROn Paul did not do

GreenishBlue said...

First off, I'll admit that I had not heard the full speech. On its own, that statement is terrifying. Did he say "We need to amend the Constitution to make the US a theocracy?" No, of course not. But US policy, the US Constitution should ABSOLUTELY NOT be based on "God's standards."

Secondly, after reading your post, I did read the full speech. Unfortunately, he was NOT, as you say, talking about the "Human Rights Amendment" (which surely would include a provision for people to marry whomever they choose), but the a "Human Life Amendment," which would be a blanket ban on abortion; as well as an amendment out-and-out banning gay marriage.

I'm not all that familiar with absolutely everything Huck has done, as I know enough about him to make me not want to vote for him. If he worked against mandated school prayer, then I applaud him for that. I'm no Ron Paul fan either.

Chocolate-Loving Atheist said...

There's nothing like a quote from Mike Huckabee to scare the living daylights out of you.

I think discussions about how politicians use religion in their campaigns is so important. Politicians need to recognize that the United States is full of a variety of people, many of which are not Christian and/or cruel to gay people. It's one thing to say something homophobic or backwards if you try hide the religiosity of it. But the fact that Huckabee has no shame for mixing church and state is alarming.