The term “standards” seems hardly fitting when we evaluate the quality of political candidates in the United States. We have a President who wages war with no evidence (other than, apparently, God’s voice in his head), and a population that seems to be just fine with that. Worst of all, it seems that we’ve learned nothing, and these people are still able to run for office.
TheRawStory reports on another example in Huckabee: Amend Constitution to be in ‘God’s standards’. From the article:
The United States Constitution never uses the word “God” or makes mention of any religion, drawing its sole authority from “We the People.” However, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee thinks it’s time to put an end to that.
“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.”
Perhaps it’s worth reminding people that this kind of change is exactly what the authors of our Constitution wanted to prevent against. Religion tends to pollute everything it touches, and government is no exception. If this were some backwoods, uneducated, country preacher speaking, it would be easier to dismiss. But this guy is actually in the running to lead the United States!