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January 15, 2008

American Taliban Extremism  Politics  Religion

Digby points to this, in which Mike Huckabee shows his true colors:

"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."

That's the GOP front runner, and he's not joking. Theocracy here we come.

Posted by Jonathan at January 15, 2008 09:32 PM  del.icio.us digg NewsVine Reddit YahooMyWeb

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I heard this on the radio. What was even scarier was how his congregation, those attending his rally, started cheering in favor of it.

Posted by: MarkG at January 16, 2008 10:18 AM

He's a whackjob. His religious zealotry might play well in certain areas of the country but this will (hopefully)put an end to his nation-wide campaign.

Posted by: at January 16, 2008 07:47 PM

He's a whackjob. His religious zealotry might play well in certain areas of the country but this will (hopefully)put an end to his nation-wide campaign.

Posted by: LutherBlissett at January 16, 2008 07:48 PM

I propose we take him seriously:
http://maineowl.net/blog/item/164

I know people, family members (in Minn.), good union people who at least sometimes have voted Democrat. I consider them rational--but very religious. They express frustration with limits on public religious expression at the school and town facilities. But they do not understand the Constitution. So this is a teachable moment. How would we change the Constitution to let in the Christian God? Then let's have the debate. Huckabee's forces would loose badly, but they would NOT have been just off-handedly dismissed.

Posted by: Maine Owl at January 17, 2008 11:25 AM

America is not just for Christians. No one is stopping them from practicing their religion for which our Constitution provides protection so why do they want to force their particular idea of God on everyone? Is not worship in their choice of religion enough?

Most of the avowed Christians I know need more than a teachable moment. Perhaps they are afraid to eat from the tree of knowledge lest they notice like the Emperor they have no clothing.

Posted by: at January 18, 2008 06:58 PM

Huckabee's a scary dude. Combine what he said above with what he says here:

From WaPo, January 7, 2008

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/06/AR2008010602261_pf.html

> ...
> Huckabee mixed homespun jokes into his sermon
> and added a more religious tone than in his
> political speeches, not just quoting from the
> Bible but citing specific verses and talking
> about the serious side of faith.
>
> "When you give yourself to Christ, some
> relationships have to go," he said. "It's no
> longer your life; you've signed it over."
>
> Likening service to God to service in the
> military, Huckabee said "there is suffering in
> the conditioning for battle" and "you obey
> the orders."
> ...

So, amend the Constitution to be more in line with the bible, your life is no longer yours, just obey orders. Thought control anyone?

Even though it's a damn good thing the president has nothing to do with the amendment of the Constitution, why would *anyone* want a president who desires, at a minimum, to rewrite/override the first amendment?

Posted by: at January 22, 2008 05:34 PM

Anonymous said "Most of the avowed Christians I know need more than a teachable moment."

Friend, you need to meet some different Christians.

Most of the Christians *I* know (including myself) cringe at the thought of a right-wing religiuos extremist like Huckabee in the Oval Office.

Please don't swallow the stereotype of a Christian which is all too often portrayed in our media.

Go check out Sojourners (www.sojo.net) for example.

Posted by: PaulK at January 25, 2008 01:23 AM