Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Huckabee's King James Constitution
I would love to have a video link right here and perhaps when it gets up on YouTube I will be able to, but this is disturbing on so many levels. I think Joe Scarborough and almost everyone on MSNBC (the perpetual 3rd wheel among all-news channels) are windbags, but I totally agree with him on this: "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's." Huckabee doesn't, as evidenced by this story. The prose itself isn't fantastic, but the video at the bottom of the page is where the real money is. It's Huckabee himself saying that "we need to change the Constitution so it fits God's standards." Those who have been afraid of Romney kowtowing to the LDS line in Salt Lake should get real close to their TVs and listen to that because Huckabee has gone out and said that he wants to amend the Constitution to fit God's standards (implicit in that comment is the idea that it will be the Southern Baptist version of God's standards). That's a scary thing there. One of the great things about the nation has always been its moral foundation without State sponsorship of a religion. This turns that on its head where he would have the Constitution not only be based on Judeo-Christian principles, but be based on his interpretation of them via his experience as a Southern Baptist minister. I don't care who you are, that's frightening right there.