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Oh the Irony

Posted by MEC on January 16, 2008

Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has said that the United States Constitution has to be rewritten so that it’s God’s law, not man’s.

Gov. Huckabee needs to re-read his Bible. He apparently misremembers Matthew 22:21, Mark 12:17, and Luke 20:25. Those passages do not say “Render unto God the things that are Caesar’s, and unto Caesar the things that are God’s.”

The irony is that the Godly Governor made his pitch for undermining the separation of church just two days before the anniversary of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, written by Thomas Jefferson and enacted on January 16, 1786, the first such law in the United States.

That statute recognized that forcing compliance with the dictates of a religion does not encourage morality, but rather “hypocrisy and meanness”; that such coercion is “a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion”; and that codifying any religion’s interpretation of God’s will in civil law is “impious presumption”.

I’m guessing that Gov. Huckabee thinks we need God’s law to be the law of the land because he’s concerned with the state of our collective immortal soul. Jesus had something to say about such concern, too:

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

5 Responses to “Oh the Irony”

  1. Oh, yeah.

  2. Stormcrow said

    Two words.

    Nehemiah Scudder

  3. Charles said

    I think Mike Huckabee would be entirely satisfied with hypocrisy and meanness.

  4. Michael said

    I think he’s a proud hypocrite behind closed doors. It’s a big con job to him.

  5. MEC said

    Stormcrow, I’m delighted that you’ve discovered the Heinlein Concordance.

    There are so many candidates for the role of Nehemiah Scudder. George W. Bush would fill it all too well, too.

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