Tuesday, January 15, 2008

We Need to Amend the Consitution, Bring It in Line with God

By Eric Kleefeld - January 15, 2008, 1:00PM
At a Michigan campaign event last night, Mike Huckabee gave an interesting reason for why he wants to amend the Constitution to ban both abortion and gay marriage: Otherwise, the Constitution would be in conflict with God.

Huckabee first observed that some of his opponents don't want to amend the Constitution on both of these topics. "But I believe it's a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God," Huckabee said. "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."

My Comment: While I oppose both abortion and gay marriage, I do not think it wise or fruitful to pursue a constitutional amendment to address either issue. I am concerned about Huckabee's advocacy of amending the Constitution to deal with these two issues, but I am more concerned about his desire to "amend the Constitution so it's in God's standard." What other constitutional amendments would Huckabee advocate to bring the Constitution in line with God's standard? According to Southern Baptist doctrine, God opposes the use of alcohol; would Huckabee bring back prohibition? A society that conforms to God's law would not be a free society. I am not so sure I want a Southern Baptist minister to be our President.

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1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more. The Constitution is no place to define religious positions on social issues. My personal belief aside, both of these issues belong to the States to define and enforce as they see fit.