Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Huckabee: "We Don't Need Man's Law; We Have the Ten Commandments"

In a Sunday visit to the church of the deceased Rev. Jerry Falwell, Mike Huckabee once again played to the religious conservatives that he has been courting. In a relatively short 10 minute speech, he said:

"Frankly, we really don’t need a lot of law if we are people of morality. There are only ten basic laws that we need. If you think about it, the Ten Commandments cover it all. The reason law gets more complicated is because we try to figure out clever ways around those ten."
Also, he indicated that a lack of moral clarity would result in "paying for more and more government to overwhelm us with direction when our own personal freedom and conscience does not."

Right, this is the GOP notion of small government. However, I'd like to see how that small government handles bridge collapses and the problems with our infrastructure that are only starting to emerge. Someone has to pay for it. If we don't pay via federal taxes, we'll pay via state taxes.

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"I hope you know Jesus Christ personally ... because the level to which he rules you and governs you, you need less and less of man’s law to tell you how to live and that is what our Founding Fathers understood and we must understand."
Okaaaay. Someone get Mike's head out of the clouds, eh?

1 comment:

Obed said...

I firmly agree with what Mike Huckabee says here. If we weren’t so far removed from what our founding fathers knew to be truth (see the preamble to The declaration of Independence) we’d be much better off as a society and a country today.
Many who oppose the Ten Commandments do not understand the love and protection they offer to a moral people.
Many who make statements such as: “You can’t legislate morality” Do not understand what the laws enacted by our nations congress consists of or their effect on a free society. We’ve been legislating laws for the morality of a free people since our beginnings.
Just imagine for a moment a people and a Nation who took the Ten Commandments as the rule or standard by which its people and its nation would live.