Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Theocracy on the March

In December, Governor Huckabee offered the following on Meet the Press, words which obviously are no longer operative:

“The key issue of real faith is that it never can be forced on someone. And never would I want to use the government institutions to impose mine or anybody else’s faith or to restrict.”

I say "no longer operative" because today Mr. Huckabee says:

“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.”

So ... kiss the separation of Church and State good-bye. If you believe in anything other than his interpretation of God's standards, you a$$ is grass ... 'cause Mike has a monopoly on the truth. He knows what the truth is ... even if you don't ... and if you don't agree with him, believe me, you don't know.

Lets recap. Here are some other nations run by the religious ... believers that they have the one true faith:

  • Iran
  • Afghanistan under the Taliban
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Spain killed Jews who didn't convert to the Catholic interpretation of "God's standards"; those who didn't covert were either killed by the Inquisition or driven out of the country
  • In England, Catholics were executed for holding the "wrong" understanding of "God's standards"
I'm not entirely sure it's a good idea to emulate those countries.

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