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Mike Huckabee’s pending theocracy

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Making the internet rounds this week is the January 14, 2008, video clip of GOP Candidate Mike Huckabee stating in Michigan that the American constitution ought to be amended to be more in line with Christian family values.

The clip is embedded below, in the midst of early-in-the-morning jolly-good-times by three idiot American anchors (Forgive them; for they know not what they do). Although this clip gives us the opportunity to observe the sorry state of not only American right-of-centre politics but also of American television news, there is a little soundbite toward the end that perhaps ought to be observed in all those campaigns down south. Listen for Huckabee’s clip at [0:25], and the piece of advice offered at [2:38]:

Those are good, good, Gospel words – a mighty fine piece of cake I’d heartily serve back to the Christian right, if ever they’d give me the opportunity: “Render therefore to Caesar the things which is Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s” (Matt 22:21).

As for Huckabee, his comments are not taken out of context in this clip. As the following clip shows, the GOP candidate reminded America on January 15th, 2008, that his party and his campaign team is “pro-life, pro-family, pro-second amendment” [0:15] (read: anti-choice-for-women, anti-gay, pro-corporate-gun-lobby). He specifically states at [0:45] that his comments are about the Republicans’ “human life amendment” (read: anti-choice-for-women) platform, and, at [1:02], the maintenance of “traditional marriage” (read: anti-gay):

So much for holding certain truths to be self-evident, truths about basic equality under the law for all persons, regardless of sex or sexuality..

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Written by mitchellirons

January 17, 2008 at 9:28 pm

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  1. Huckabye? He’s toast I think. Huckabee seems to want fundamentalism. It could never happen, even if Huckabilly really wanted to do it.

    I don’t think he does, he just wants the votes from those he thinks want one. I don’t think most of them really want it that much either. He’s not stupid enough to want to try to do it as POTUS, he’s just stupid enough to say it when he’s campaigning.

    Huckleberry is too conservative on religion and too liberal on criminals and the economy and immigration.

    Huckabye? Huckabee wants to have adulterers, homosexuals and rape victims stoned to death. He also wants to make alcohol and music videos illegal, and make women 2nd class citizens and to take all girls out of school.

    Oops, my bad, that’s another ‘religion’.

    Hey, anybody but the PIAPS!

    if you’re MAD
    punish your country
    VOTE for Hillary
    .

    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe says
    elect women presidents

    who cover for their husbands
    who rape other women
    .

    http://haltterrorism.com/

    http://absurdthoughtsaboutgod.blogspot.com/
    .

    USpace

    January 18, 2008 at 12:38 am


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