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Huckabee: 'amend the Constitution so it's in God's standards'

(UPDATE: You simply must read the Freeper reaction (after the jump), even they think Huck's insane.)

This man doesn't need to be anywhere near the White House. His Christian Reconstructionist slip shows again, this time in Michigan.

“[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.

The rapist/murderer-releasing Baptist minister and former Arkansas governor is one of the most disturbing candidates in the clown car because he's popular with the press, charming people enough to be distracted from his frightening fundamentalism.

Jon Perr of Perrspectives had this to say:

In case there was any remaining doubt, that astounding statement eviscerated Huckabee's pretense of upholding the separation of church and state. In December, Governor Huckabee offered this charade on Meet the Press, words which obviously are no longer operative:

“The key issue of real faith is that it never can be forced on someone. And never would I want to use the government institutions to impose mine or anybody else's faith or to restrict.”

As it turns out, using the institutions of government to impose his faith is exactly what Mike Huckabee has in mind. Quick to denounce sharia law and “Islamofascism,” Huckabee is seems quite eager to embrace a Christian version of God's law here at home.

This latest clarion call for Christ is just the latest example of the extremism of Mike Huckabee that Perrspectives previously detailed here and here. But it highlights yet again why this extremely talented campaigner and gifted orator scares, well, the bejesus out of the Republican establishment. (The National Review's Rich Lowry called a Huckabee nomination “act of suicide by his party.” No matter what happens in the Michigan and South Carolina contests, the former minister may have just guaranteed that the GOP nominating process is about to become “Anyone But Huckabee.”

UPDATE: For most of the Freepi, this was the final straw for Huck. Even they think he's batsh*t crazy.


Actual Freeper Quotes

[This first one's for the ages…emphasis added]

The liberals love this kind of stuff. The left wing blogs can use his comments out of context to imply conservatives want a theocracy. Huck is a really a moron.

No matter how he phrases it, Huckabee surely knows that his desire to amend the Constitution to reflect practices, beliefs he calls God's Standards violates the separation of Church and State and that being unconstitutional has zero chance of ever getting out of the gate. So why does he even bother to make such foolish statements?

Because he continues to undertake a maximal effort to dupe evengelicals into voting for him. He’s the Manchurian Candidate. I wonder if he like Slick, is, not only another man from Hope, but also, is taking ChiCOM money?

This one statement, ONE STATEMENT, will be the downfall of Huckabee if he gets the nod. And it will also be the downfall of Christianity in the United States, as well as all Christians. As if Christians already didn't have stereotypes to fight against.

The man from Hope promises false hope. To make such a promise as he does is ludicrous. For people to buy into it is alarming.

Nope, I’m fighting, because I know Huckabee does not represent me as a Christian. And I certainly want nothing to do with his charlatan ways.

“I think this guy is Hillary’s big plant designed to make Christians look really, really bad.”

It’s working.

No matter how he phrases it, Huckabee surely knows that his desire to amend the Constitution to reflect practices, beliefs he calls God's Standards violates the separation of Church and State and that being unconstitutional has zero chance of ever getting out of the gate. So why does he even bother to make such foolish statements?

Nonsense. Huckabee shouldn't be the nominee of our party but that doesn't give you license to spout crap. Huckabees motivations for amendming the Constitution are not unconstituional. It's called freedom of religion.

It does sound as if Huckabee wants to establish a theocracy. That is sufficient reason to oppose his candidacy. We do not want to establish a theocracy, no matter which religion is in charge. The inevitable result of establishing a theocracy is the establishment of an unholy inquisition. I call it unholy, because it not really concerned with serving God, it is simply a way to extort money out of people. An inquisition is also a delight for sick, sadistic bastards, because it gives them a legally sanctioned way to indulge in torture.

I do, though, believe that Huck is some kind of dumb thing that rhymes with his abbreviation for suggesting it in his typical pandering way. That in itself is an abuse of religion for his own personal and political gain.

“[Some of my opponents] do not want to change the Constitution

Just the ones who… you know, actually respect the Constitution. Time to say good-bye to this clown.

Nothing wrong with THE CONSTITUTION, Huck, leave it alone! Compared to the minds that drafted THE CONSTITUTION, Huck, you are a cretin, or a craven politician, oops, did I just say something redundant?

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