Govenor Mike Huckabee, presidential hopeful and rabid anti-government Christian, is not anything like the men he tried to ignore, or name in his answers while talking to George Stephanopolous last week; especially not Abraham Lincoln, whom he compared Kim Davis to as well.
Kim Davis is in jail for contempt of court, because it was ruled that she should distribute marriage license to adults who wished to marry and she refused. Kim Davis, who has taken to the “martyr” status like a duck to water, allowed her religious beliefs to become religious oppression when she tried to force Kentuckians to live by her God’s rules. Sadly, there are still some that see this as her being oppressed and this man who would be president is one of them.
When asked if he would have supported clerks who defied the Supreme Court ruling that struck down the bans on inter-racial marriage, Huckabee is not only unable to answer the question, he says that the two are nothing alike. Both strike down bans on marriage between two adults based on the opinion (read: belief) that they should not be married for arbitrary reasons. The fact that they are the same and both are ending bans or laws that should never have been made because they are unconstitutional, seems to go over his head.
You can not make law based solely on religion, at least not in the United States – and what if you come up against a law that you can not comply with due to your religious beliefs? Especially within the auspices of a high office, like the one sought by Huckabee, you have to make a choice. President Kennedy, when there was a question about whether his Catholic beliefs would interfere with his ability to do his job should they ever be at odds pledged this:
Whatever issue may come before me as president — on birth control, divorce, censorship, gambling or any other subject — I will make my decision in accordance with these views, in accordance with what my conscience tells me to be the national interest, and without regard to outside religious pressures or dictates. And no power or threat of punishment could cause me to decide otherwise.
But if the time should ever come — and I do not concede any conflict to be even remotely possible — when my office would require me to either violate my conscience or violate the national interest, then I would resign the office; and I hope any conscientious public servant would do the same.
When asked here “would you pledge the same?”, Huckabee proves, in this video, beyond a doubt – he is no Kennedy and Mrs. Davis is no conscientious public servant: (Relevant portion at 4:48)
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