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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Mike Huckabee Is Insane

Ok, so you're a really super duper religious fella - what's the best way to get elected president? Is it to temper your views a tad so you appeal to a more mainstream audience and then, once you've gotten into office, go all wacky bat-shit and put your insane religious plans into action, OR is it to be completely hairy-nuts crazy out there on the campaign trail for all to see?

Mike Huckabee is not smart. He said that the 10 Commandments are in the Supreme Court, which is, well, demonstrably wrong. Here's his actual quote from the article:
He also said he “wouldn’t hesitate” to put up the Ten Commandments, pointing out that they are in the Supreme Court as well and that they “form the basis for most of our laws.”
Ok, let's ignore that the 10 Commandments are only illustrated (not listed) in the Supreme Court in a frieze that also depicts Menes, Lycurgus, Draco, Augustus, Justinian, Napoleon, Muhammad (holding a Koran, no less!) and Hammurabi, the latter receiving his laws from the god Shamash. That makes a "pagan" god the only one depicted on the Supreme Court! Please don't believe me, but check it out for yourself. Doesn't that, by Huckabee's logic, mean that the U.S. laws are based on a Babylonian Sun God? Also note that Moses is given no special place up there.

If Huckabee wants a theocracy, he should check out how those types of governments are fairing around the world. Also, with respect to his constitution, I think this is the bit he wants to change - it's the First Amendment, commonly known as the Establishment Clause:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Do any of you really want to give this up or change it?

The U.S. is not a Christian nation. If any journalist out there decides to grow a pair, you might want to call Huckabee out on his bullshit because if he is allowed to get away with being an uninformed (at best) fucktard, that's what you'll get as the leader of your country. Oh, and don't tell me that it won't happen or that he'll get beat soundly "later" - just take a look at the chimp you have leading now.

Get on your horses, people. If now's not the time and if Huckabee's not the guy, nothing will rouse you from your apathetic slumber.

9 Barbaric Yawps:

At 16/1/08 3:09 pm, Blogger salomedesade said...

I'm hoping for a sex scandal to ruin Huckabee. Maybe he should move to Iran. He'll either get the sexist, prudish theocracy he wants, or be stoned to death. I'm okay with either one.

At 17/1/08 12:43 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right - it's amazing how the media has just let this passed by.

It is seriously tragic how much the concept of church-state separation has been compromised in the U.S. already under Bush, and nobody gives a fuck! is absolutely a foundational concept that led to this country being established in the first place.

I've always been on the sidelines with politics (I just vote) but if Huckabee gets nominated this could actually be the one thing to get me off my butt and onto the streets!

At 17/1/08 1:27 am, Anonymous USpace said...

He's an idiot. Huckabee wants to have adulterers, homosexuals and rape victims stoned to death. He also wants to make alcohol and music videos illegal, and make women 2nd class citizens and to take all girls out of school.

Oops, my bad, that's another 'religion'.

Hey, anybody but the PIAPS!

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At 20/1/08 2:37 pm, Anonymous Infidel753 said...

I'm hoping for a sex scandal to ruin Huckabee.

Interesting thought, given the string of revelations about various of these fundie moral types over the last year or so. A guy like Huckabee very likely has a wetsuit or two stashed away somewhere, or a thing about diapers or airport restrooms.

But if something like that is going to come out and finish him, I hope he gets the Republican nomination first -- so the party's chances go down with him.

At 20/1/08 2:47 pm, Anonymous Infidel753 said...

Oops, my bad, that's another 'religion'.

If I understand your point correctly, then by the same logic, you should not complain about a thief who steals your wallet, because somewhere else there is a thief who steals cars.

The fact that Islam is a greater evil than fundamentalist Christianity does not change the fact that fundamentalist Christianity is an evil.

At 20/1/08 11:32 pm, Blogger Unmolested Altar Boy said...

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At 21/1/08 11:09 am, Blogger BigHeathenMike said...

True enough, eh? The next time someone mentions that, there's a nice argument to bring up.

At 22/1/08 12:26 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI, the U.S. may not be a Christian nation, but you better believe that it is a nation of Faith. Whether that Faith centers around Judeo-Chrisitan, Muslim, Buddhist or Hindu beliefs is irrelevant--it is a nation founded on belief in a supreme being.
I don't believe that the country should be run the way that Huckabee would run it, but I do believe that the day we forget that we were founded on Faith in a supreme being is the day will become so prideful and caught up in ourselves that we will fall--no question about it, it would only be a matter of time.

At 22/1/08 7:50 am, Blogger BigHeathenMike said...

Anon: What?! "I do believe that the day we forget that we were founded on Faith in a supreme being is the day will become so prideful and caught up in ourselves that we will fall...."

Where did you get the idea that you were "founded on Faith in a supreme being"? Don't give me the stupid, "Founding Fathers were all Christians" bullshit either, because they weren't. Your constitution doesn't mention any religion because it's a secular document, meaning all are equal in its eyes. That's the only way to ensure that everyone is the same - to ignore religion as a meter and go on merit. And by the way, "secular" doesn't equate to "atheist".

Ostensibly secular states seem to do better than religious ones, generally. Sure you could cite Norway and Finland as great countries that are progressive and still have state churches, but they're among the least religious when the population is considered. How do you explain that?

And at base level, I'm a moral guy and so are my friends - but we never go to any church (now that we're not children and forced to attend).

Finally, I'd rather, by a huge margin, have a normal government with a brain that happens to endorse a state church in a country with a non-religious populace than a government who harkens back to the Bronze Age like it was the epitome of human existence catering to a population where more than half believe in fucking miracles and that the End of the World is just around the bend.

Sorry, but your argument falls flat.

But thanks for reading.


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