Did He Really Say That?
Stanley Kutler makes an important argument about Mike Huckabee and the Fourteenth Amendment.
But when it comes to the latest man from Hope and the Constitution, I just can’t stop thinking about that moment earlier in the week when Huckabee said it’s time for Constitution 2.0.
I was talking to Chris Pyle, who was then-Governor Huckabee’s director of family policy and handled his work on faith-based initiatives. He watched the clip, then sent the note below along:
Here’s the note from Pyle:
I think this needs to be taken in the context of the belief of many evangelicals, who believe that our Constitution was written from a Judeo-Christian world-view perspective. While the Constitution may change over time as the culture changes, the source of his faith never changes. What the source of his faith says is wrong is wrong, regardless of popular opinion. I do not think he is saying that we need to amend the Constitution to conform with all the dictates of the Bible.
Think of it this way, the Declaration of Independence says that we were endowed by our Creator with inalienable rights. It was wrong for the Constitution to fail to protect those inalienable rights when it came to slavery, so it was right to change the Constitution.
While I do not want to speak for him on this issue, I would be surprised to learn that he is making this application to anything other than a federal human life amendment and possibly a marriage amendment.
It’s time for Huckabee to offer some context of his own, isn’t it?