Alarm bells went off earlier today when we heard about presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's desire to amend the U.S. Constitution.
Speaking last night in Michigan, Huckabee said the nation's most important foundational document reflects man's standards, but should be changed to fit God's standards—or at least Rev. Huckabee's particular version of God's standards.
Huckabee's Constitution-tampering idea apparently seems from his wish to ban abortion as well as same-sex marriage, something that is already outlawed almost everywhere.
Whatever Huckabee's intentions, we are extremely suspicious of any politician who claims to have a direct pipeline to God or a God-like infallibility about political matters.
Huckabee's proposal may please his base, the Christian fundamentalists and their allies, but this is a dangerous and slippery slope. Politicians—even devout politicians—have no lock on the truth.