Saturday, April 09, 2011

Mike Huckabee Grilled on His Support of A Christianist Dictatorship

As noted before, I find Mike Huckabee to be a frightening prospect as a viable GOP candidate for president. In my view, Huckabee is clearly what can be described as a member of the Christian Taliban who would, if given the opportunity - rescind the United States Constitution and in the place of the nation's constitutional government install a theocratic leadership not too unlike that which currently rules in Iran. If you think that assessment extreme, then you need to educate yourself further on the views of Christian Dominionist David Barton who Huckabee lauds. Indeed, as I previously noted, Huckabee is on record as stating that he wished every American would be forced - at gunpoint - to listen to Barton's teachings. Here's a sampling of Barton's agenda to overthrow the U.S. government as designed by the U.S. Constitution via Right Wing Watch:
As we have been noting for nearly a year now, a theology known as "Seven Mountains" has been slowly creeping its way into "mainstream" Religious Right activism. Beginning with Janet Porter's "May Day for America" prayer rally on the National Mall last year, this Dominionist theology has become increasingly common place in Religious Right events, ranging from the National Day of Prayer events to Jim Garlow's "Pray and Act" 2010 election effort. * As we have explained before, Seven Mountains dominionism seeks to place Christians in control over the seven forces that shape and control our culture: (1) Business; (2) Government; (3) Media; (4) Arts and Entertainment; (5) Education; (6) Family; and (7) Religion. The reason for this, as Lance Wallnau, the leading advocate for Seven Mountains theology, explained is that Jesus "doesn't come back until He's accomplished the dominion of nations." And the way "dominion of nations" is accomplished is by having Christians gain control of these "seven mountains" in order to install a "virtual theocracy" overseen by "true apostles" who will fight Satan and his Antichrist agenda.
Right Wing Watch correctly asked: Is Barton's call to have right-wing Christians take complete control over every aspect of society the message that Huckabee had in mind? Well, the other night Huckabee went on The Daily Show and was grilled by Jon Stewart on this very issue. Would that the mainstream media would have the balls to confront Huckabee on his extremism. The following are clips of the confrontation:
Part 1

Part 2

*Part 3

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would not be happy with Sharia Law because that would be problematic...we have a constitutional republic....

But it's another animal all together to want to have biblical based laws? If he was so against wanting biblical bases laws he would be out there arguing against it and he's not. He says one thing on shows like The Daily Show where he tries to come off as much more moderate, but when he's talking to the base it's christofacist theocracy all the way. And the laws they want do not deal with tithing. They want to legislate based on biblical law what women can do with their own bodies, who people can love, who can get married, etc. He is disingenuous in the extreme to compare what they want to do with mandatory tithing.

He's a hypocrite. Pure and simple. True religion will make him love...except if you happen to be gay (or an immigrant or poor).

And he's full of shit about culture not re-writing the bible. It's been done many, many times over the years and it's still going on (see the Conservative bible project).