So I was watching the news folks re-hashing the day’s “OOPS” comments… well a few days ago. Huckabee’s comment regarding the Constitution being easier to change than the word of the living God made me want to throw something at the TV.
Fortunately for us, I’m able to control such urges. We have a nice TV!
Which word? Which God? Who’s interpretation of said word? Which version? What the HELL is wrong with this guy?
I tried to find a straight story on the controversy surrounding his son allegedly mutilating a dog and this was the best I could do, courtesy of a Wikipedia article on David Huckabee:
When an animal rights group sought records from the Arkansas state police they were denied. John Bailey, the then Police chief reported that “(Mike Huckabee’s) chief of staff and personal lawyer both leaned on him to write a letter officially denying the local prosecutor’s request”. Mike Huckabee fired Bailey seven months later. In December 2007, during Huckabee’s campaign for President, Bailey told Newsweek that the governor said at the time, “I’ve lost confidence in your ability to do your job” and, “I couldn’t get you to help me with my son when I had that problem”.
Mike Huckabee vehemently denies the allegations made by Bailey. Mike Huckabee insists his son did not engage in “intentional torture,” and a campaign official said that he “‘regrets’ the incident”.
It’s a little frightening that someone like this could be so close to becoming our country’s leader. Look at how his leadership worked in the role of parenting. If the incident is nothing, then why not let the truth be known? How can you say you regret something, but purposely block the media from accessing what would otherwise be completely public records?
Finally, and most importantly as far as I’m concerned, the constitution of the United States is a living document -this is true. But our forefathers didn’t write in flexibility so that religious fanatics could alter it to fit their constituency. Religious freedom is one of the founding principles of this country, and for any would-be president to openly discuss altering our legal doctrine to fit “God’s Word” is EFFING NUTBALLS. That book has been translated more times than Britney Spears has been in US weekly.
Even a raving conservative has to admit that this is a bad idea. Please?