Most conservatives adhere to a "strict constructionist" theory of interpreting the Constitution of the United States, in that they believe there is no room for modern influence over that interpretation. What was written as law by the Founders is applicable today and beyond reproach. Nevermind that the Founders themselves were embroiled in debate around what various statements in America's foundational document meant or the vary fact that the Constitution is built with a process to amend it...what was good for George Washington is good enough for us.
Until it's not...
The Republican money machine runs on the idea that this unalterable document needs two more big alterations before it's actually perfect: a federal ban on abortions and a likewise abolition of gay marriage. THEN we close the door on altering these unassailable words from the 1700s.
When confronted with this rather glaring contradiction, most strict constructionists mumble about the sanctity of family and the moral fabric of our nation but can't seem to really mount a defense for why these two issues—and these two alone—merit changing our Constitution, and not only changing it but doing it to restrict the rights of free people. Well, Mike Huckabee has the answer: God.
At a campaign stop in Warren, Michigan, Huckabee decalred that we need to amend the Constitution to get in line with God's will. Or at least His will as interpreted by a Southern Baptist preacher from Arkansas.
"...I believe it's a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God," Huckabee said. "And that's what we need to do, is to amend the Constitution so it's in God's standards rather than try to change God's standards."
Got that, Thomas Jefferson?