January 16, 2008
If Mike Huckable were to be elected president, would he place his hand on the constitution and swear to uphold the bible? Hell no, but he would proceed to make the bible our constitution.
Justice would be an eye for an eye, tooth for tooth, and every 49 years all debts would have to be cancelled. To be blessed would mean you sell all of your posessions and give the proceeds to the poor. If you want to inherit the earth, you would have to become meek. If you are spanked on one cheek, turn the other for the next smack.
What did Huckabee say yesterday morning?
“I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution,” Huckabee told a Michigan audience on Monday. “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 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.” Find the whole thing at Raw Story. But on the contrary, “front-runner” now turns to crack-pot.
I cannot think of a single candidate who would not want to amend the constitution in one way or another. They know various amendments they can think up would not get passed, and they would probably work on another way (appointment of their favorites to the supreme court?) to have the constitution applied the way they want.
Suddenly being a Latter Day Saint is sanitized, if not made heroic. Oddly, Romney is the candidate that NBC's Today show quizzed about this matter. Weird.
If there were a god, surely “god is love” would suggest the libertarian path. There would be standards, true, but standards of inclusion rather than what anti-abortion and anti-gay rules. Let's have less of this “anti.” Let's be more inclusionary and liberal.
He drew a circle that shut me out–
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!
“Outwitted” by Edwin Markham (complete poem)
Of course, I am not saying we include Huckabee any more. We want to, but he is now a “goner.”Tweet