A few days ago Huckabee said this in speech:
“I have opponents in this race who 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 thats what we need to do is amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than trying to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family.”
Watch the video over at Crooks & Liars.
My fellow bloggers are shrieking, wailing and gnashing their teeth over this. Is the Huckster advocating the death penalty for mixed-fiber clothing? No. He’s not. He’s kissing the ass of the religious right loonies who–for the most part–have acknowledged that the freedom to marry whom you please and the freedom to make decisions about your own body are not technically abridged by the US Constitution and they feel that’s scandalous. The only real and permanent way to rob you of your rights is to change the Constitution in regards to gay marriage and abortion. They are authoritarian. Robbing you of your rights is what they are all about. Huckabee may or may not give two farts in the wind for those issues, but there’s a certain amount of ass he must kiss to get votes and he knows it.
The speech played well to its audience, though. They hate the US Constitution and would give anything to rewrite a big part of it beginning with the 1st Amendment–that is definitely the first thing to go–and moving right along to the 14th Amendment and Article VI. Freedom of religion? Are you crazy? They know which religion is correct and you don’t have a right to be wrong. Free speech? Well, sure. They are perfectly free to speak and you are perfectly free to listen. You are also freely permitted to say things they approve of. Don’t abuse that freedom by saying stuff they don’t like and everybody gets to stay free! Get it?
Yeah, we get it. And if the American people vote this creep into office they will definitely get it, too.