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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Changing the Constitution?

At one point I had made a resolution to myself that I would post at least one new blog a week. My wife, Heather, always said I was a good writer, and what better way to improve than with practice. Well, I've fallen short of my goal recently, even going so far as to dig up old shit I can throw on here instead of coming up with something fresh, and still feel like I was keeping my promise. But I knew I was cheating. To that end, I will now renew my vow afresh.

I could blame my lack of blogging enthusiasm lately on all the shit that's been going on lately at home & work. Heather's been ill, we've made trips, big plans for the marriage vow renewal & all, taking on new responsibilities at work, etc. In fact, I will blame it on all that.

There's plenty of crap in the news going on to blog about. Good grief, the road to the White House alone is paved with idiocy and unconstitutional effrontery. Let's begin there.

Mike Huckabee... What can be said? In his own words, he said he wants the Constitution changed to reflect the laws of God. He was referring in particular to defining "marriage" in the Constitution as a bond between "one man and one woman." Did he forget about all the polygamy in the Bible? It was championed in the Old Testament! Howe many wives did King Solomon have? 1000? King David? At least 18. Good old "Father" Abraham? At least three. In its silence about such situations, which are NUMEROUS in the Bible, the Book endorses polygamy.

Not only does the Bible seem to support polygamy in the Old Testament, but Jesus made it clear in Matthew 5:17-18 that everything set forth in the Old Testament still stands in the New Testament. "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished."

But that's not my problem with Mr. Huckabee. And of course he isn't railing against the rapid spread of polygamy either. He wants, of course, like Bush before him, to put an end once and for all in this country to the notion of gay marriage. But I'm sure there's a more broad intention as well, across all prevailing issues. I can't believe that someone aspiring to the highest seat in the nation would so blatantly voice his desire to violate the establishment clause. I know I don't need to explain the separation of church and state to my readers. "Congress shall make no law..." Mr. Huckabee needs to figure out how to reconcile his faith with the best interests of the "free" people of this country. Last I checked, we were free to make decisions in our own lives. My country cannot tell me who I can and can't love or choose to live my life with in a committed relationship.

And don't even get me started on that douchebag Alan Keyes. Glad he's not even a contender.