Despite liking his personality, and my previous statements in favor of his candidacy, I could never vote for Huckabee.
“I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution,” Huckabee told a Michigan audience on Monday. “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 — to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than try to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view.”
I know that some of my readers are Christians, and so am I. But stuff like this is precisely what’s wrong with Republican party these days; what happened to being the party of liberty? When did we turn into the God Party?
It’s hard for me to explain why this frustrates me so much, because I’m sure to offend some of my readers, and I honestly don’t want to do that. You see, I like faith. I like religion. I think that faith in God is a good thing, but it’s also a personal thing. Just because I believe that Jesus is the Son of God doesn’t give me any right to make you believe the same thing that I do, and it certainly doesn’t give me any right to change the laws of our country to reflect that belief.
I guess that’s what frustrates me; I think that religion is important, my faith is important to me. But isn’t one of the foundational principles of the country that we the people be free to practice whichever religion we chose, however we chose? I can’t reconcile the belief in liberty that the founding fathers held with the notion that we should amend the Constitution so it “conforms to God’s laws”.