Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Theocracy or Bust

The more I hear about Mike Huckabee the more he seems like the worst candidate on the pitch. The polite and smiling face of primitivism, a man, who, if he has his way with the Constitution, could send this country back to the Dark Ages. Think I'm exaggerating? Well, apparently, Huckabee's just been a little more revealing than usual about what's said to be one of his pet subjects, altering the Constitution:
"[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.
Seems he generally knows what *not to say* to avoid scaring off the more secular crowd on the campaign trail. If these thoughts represent what he's willing to let slip, what else is going on inside that skull of his?

A few questions for Mr. Huckabee then:

1. Since we live in a pluralistic society, the edicts of which god or gods do you suggest we bring The Constitution into alignment with?
2. Presuming you mean Yahweh, the god of the religion you espouse, how do you intend to ensure that The Constitution is brought into alignment with his precise thoughts? What measuring stick do you intend to use?
3. Presuming you intend to use the Bible as a measurement, do you plan to do so comprehensively? For example then, in addition to a human life amendment and a marriage amendment, will you be seeking a human health and diet amendment, which will detail a precisely regulated diet for all Americans, as well as cosmetic concerns, perhaps, such as the length of men and women's hair?

I'd just like to know how comprehensive these changes are likely to be and rigorously you will stick to the Bible as you revise our apparently inadequate Constitution.


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