Hezbollah - the terrorist group cum political party in Lebanon - puts its focus right in the name: it literally means "Party of God" in Arabic. Will the Republican Party soon follow suit?* Yesterday, one of its leading presidential candidates proudly said that if the Constitution somehow transgresses his God's law, the founding document of this nation needs to change:
'[Some of my opponents] 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 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,' Huckabee said, referring to the need for a constitutional human life amendment and an amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman.Of course, there's video:
Huckabee often refers to the need to amend the constitution on these grounds, but he has never so specifically called for the Constitution to be brought within 'God's standards,' which are themselves debated amongst religious scholars. As a closing statement he asked the room of nearly 500 supporters to 'pray and then work hard, and in that order,' to help him secure a victory in Tuesday's GOP primary.
Up until this point, it's been sort of amusing to watch the Frankenstein monster of the GOP that is Huckabee laying waste to the GOP's moneyed interests. But this shit's got to stop. Huckabee leaves no doubt that his loyalty lies with some imaginary sky king, not the Constitution he would be sworn to uphold. It's time for the more reasonable wings of the GOP to once and for all shut down the theocrats on its extreme right wing.
UPDATE: To be fair, it looks like Huck is getting his butt whumped pretty good in Michigan tonight.
* NOTE: I'm absolutely not saying the GOPers are terrorists or in any way on the level of Hezbollah. I'm saying that if the GOP follows Huckabee down this rabbit hole, it would be making political actions subject to religious dogma in the same fashion.