Monday, January 26, 2015

Huckabee: America Needs To Know Laws 'Come From God,' Not Man

From Talking Points Memo:

"We cannot survive as a republic if we do not become, once again, a God-centered nation that understands that our laws do not come from man, they come from God," he said on the show "Life Today." 

When Huckabee added that he wasn't demanding a theocracy, host James Robison said, "We have a theocracy right now. It's a secular theocracy."

"That's it!" Huckabee said, describing the current political order as "humanistic, secular, atheistic, even antagonistic toward Christian faith."

Watch it here.

Given that there is such profound disagreement about what God actually tells us, I mean, even within Christianity, even within Protestantism, it strikes me as an extraordinarily bad idea to assert that "laws come from God." You know, maybe they do, but there's just absolutely no way to establish that here on earth, one way or the other, for sure. So we really need to keep the slippery, vague, and subjective notions about what God tells us out of government. It's an invitation for total national disaster.

Actually, this is a very old idea, that there ought to be a "wall of separation between church and state," an idea our founding fathers saw fit to enshrine in the US Constitution. But some people are just too freaking stupid to understand what being an American is all about.