It’s hard to believe that once upon a time I thought Mike Huckabee was a fairly level-headed conservative. I’m not exactly sure of the year, but I remember using him as an example of a Republican who I didn’t think was all that bad.
Wow, how times have changed.
Now I’ll admit, I’ve never been the biggest Mike Huckabee follower. But I don’t ever remember him being this radical just a few years ago. Maybe he was and I just didn’t notice it – who knows.
Recently, while speaking with Vision America’s Rick Scarborough, Huckabee continued the usual right-wing nonsense about our Constitution being based on “godly” principles and how laws should be based on the Bible.
He said, “We have people who say ‘well, the courts have ruled on abortion, we just have to live with it,’ or ‘the courts have ruled on same-sex marriage, we just have to live with it.’ And I would suggest, no we don’t! We shouldn’t just accept things that are ungodly and that will cause us to have to stand before God with bloody hands.”
Yes, that’s Mike Huckabee telling conservatives that if our justice system doesn’t side with their radical right-wing religious beliefs, they shouldn’t accept those rulings.
Whenever a conservative brings up the issue of Christianity and our Constitution, I just go back to the one fact they can’t dispute: The words “Christianity” or “Christian” don’t appear in our Constitution even once.
These men were supposedly such devout Christians, so enamored with the idea of creating a Christian nation according to people like Mike Huckabee, yet they didn’t include any mention of Christianity in our Bill of Rights?
For those words to not be present anywhere in our Constitution wasn’t by accident, it was by design.
But people like Huckabee continue to hope for a nation that they wish existed, but never has. And that’s really the root of the problem when dealing with conservatives. They base their ideology on what they wished the United States was, instead of what it actually is. They want this country to be based on Christianity, even though our Constitution clearly states that we are not to formally establish any kind of religious rule over Americans.
Yet that’s exactly what Republicans continue to try to do.
Because when it’s all said and done, conservatives believe in a version of the United States that never has actually existed – and hopefully never will.