Mike Huckabee Vows To Resist Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling With Executive Orders

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In a Fox News opinion piece published on July 2nd, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee promised to use executive orders to fight the Supreme Court ruling that essentially legalized same-sex marriages in all 50 states. Huckabee outlined his plans for protecting “religious freedom” as president, should he win the 2016 presidential election.

In his op-ed piece, Huckabee declared that he would sign religious liberty executive orders that protect businesses and churches for “exercising their religious beliefs” against gay marriage. The former Arkansas Governor also said he would direct the attorney general to prosecute attacks against people of faith who oppose gay marriage as hate crimes. He also vowed to direct the Department of Defense to exempt military chaplains from having to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies.

Huckabee asserted that he would use his executive power to resist the Supreme Court’s judicial tyranny. He implied that Barack Obama’s executive orders have been tyrannical, but that his would be different, when he stated:

President Obama has abused his power and violated the Constitution with executive orders to advance amnesty, ObamaCare implementation, guns restrictions, and climate change mandates.

I will use executive orders and the power of the presidency to protect and defend the Constitution–especially religious liberty, which is the heart of the First Amendment.

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Huckabee’s understanding of the U.S. Constitution seemed muddled, as he argued that the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage was “an out-of-control act of unconstitutional judicial tyranny.” Overwrought with emotion, Huckabee must have forgotten that Article III of the U.S. Constitution specifically assigns judicial power to the Supreme Court. In his diatribe Huckabee ignores the constitutional provision granting the court judicial authority, by arguing:

America didn’t fight a revolution against the tyranny of one unelected monarch so we could surrender our religious liberty to the tyranny of five unelected lawyers. The Supreme Court is not the Supreme Being, and the Court can no more repeal the laws of nature and nature’s God on marriage than they can the laws of gravity.

Huckabee slammed his GOP opponents for not resisting the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage fervently enough. Huckabee ended his unglued rant, by admonishing his fellow Republicans with these words:

If you lack the backbone to reject judicial tyranny and fight for religious liberty, you have no business serving our nation as president of the United States.

Huckabee however is unwilling to comply with the laws of the land, and he is determined not to recognize the separation of powers outlined in the very constitution he professes to defend. It is he who has no business serving as president of the United States.

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30 Replies to “Mike Huckabee Vows To Resist Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling With Executive Orders”

  1. 1. Since he won’t be Pres, it will never happen.
    2. Even if he were Pres, exec orders have no affect on the Court. Their decisions is final.
    3. Why didn’t he take this stance with Citizens United, and gutting of The Voting Rights Act.
    4. Huckabee’s is an idiot!

  2. The Huckster strives to protect the religious freedom of all Americans … just so long as you believe in Jesus Christ.

    To that end, he believes that businesses which choose to discriminate should be treated as oppressed victims, much as was the case when segregation was being phased out during the 1960’s when Southern states and municipalities challenged the authority of the federal government.

  3. Tis creepy con man does not deserve the stage to utter his insane comments ;and neither do we deserve to have his ignorance showing up everyday in the media ;guys like this make America a laughing stock to normal people .He’
    s pandering to make money in the most dishonest way.

  4. The Huckster is just another Bible-thumping POTUS wannabe who treats the Constitution in a manner similar to how he views the Bible — as something to be cherry-picked to support and rationalize a preconceived conclusion.

    To that end, court decisions can be summarily ignored if they do not validate his particular set of Christian beliefs.
    Another reason why religious dogma and public policy make poor bedfellows.

  5. Mike Huckabee is a pandering ass. He knows that the only way that he can get any attention is to fan the flames of fear and bigotry that are always burning just under the surface of the republican base. He claims to be a “christian”. He is nothing more than a lying hate monger.

  6. Don’t you think it’s funny that politicians, elected officials take a “oath” to uphold the constitution and duties…..”so help me God?”
    The bible says clearly not to take a oath…
    Matthew 5:34
    But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne.
    James 5:12
    But most of all, my brothers and sisters, never take an oath, by heaven or earth or anything else. Just say a simple yes or no, so that you will not sin and be condemned.

  7. Huckabee take take his religious views and shove it. What happened to the separation of church and state. Their bible does not overule our laws.

  8. First of all Chris Christie has more of a chance to be President than this guy. And we know the odds of Christie. Second, these clowns better stop mocking God, attempting to cover up their hatred and evilness and calling it religion.

  9. Bernie scored high in Walker territory. He’s setting records, 10,000 in Wizzcon sin. Bernie is the the only one for the Presidency.We must elect Dems to the House and Senate to avoid the obstructionism Obama had to cope with for 6 years, Say”NO to GOP”

  10. No, he will never be President.

    And no, you don’t have to believe in Jesus Christ to have him protecting your back, you just have to say you do, just like every other Evangelical.
    They’ll sooner believe a liar who says he believes in the big J.C., than check.

    I’d ask Huckabee if he could be any more pathetic- but he’d take it as a challenge.

  11. They are not qualified for three basic reasons:
    [1] They don’t believe what they assert they are just trying to manipulate the stupid anti-intellectuals in their party;
    [2] Half of them are in it for the money—a Fox news program perhaps?;
    [3] One just wants the attention

    It remains___clown alley

  12. “…Huckabee declared that he would sign religious liberty executive orders that protect businesses and churches for ‘exercising their religious beliefs” against gay marriage…'”

    “WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness…”

    “…And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”
    Signers, Declaration of Independence.

    Mr. Huckabee, your words or actions cannot / will not take away my or anyone’s rights in the name of YOUR god.

    Our rights are already guaranteed by a power far superior than you, your words and your venomous hate.

  13. When will someone also point out to this asshole that America is NOT a theocracy, our laws are NOT based on someone’s religion, and people CANNOT pick and choose which laws they will or will not obey based on their religious beliefs?
    Where was all this anger from right wingers in 2000 when the Supreme Court handed G W Bush the White House? HUH?

  14. Don’t think that this won’t happen. If a Repug gets elected in 2016 he (or she if it’s Fiorina) will no doubt do anything he can to gut the Supreme Court’s ruling. That’s why it’s so, so important to elect another Democrat.

  15. An Executive Order is needed to stop religious charlatans using religion to scam money from people. Huckabee has been doing it for years.

  16. …these anti-Christian, anti-American, Teahadist hypocritical SOBs exemplified by the Huckster prove; cherry-pickin’ the Bible don’t make you a Christian leader…cherry-pickin’ the Constitution don’t make you a political leader…and COMBINING the two cherry-picked items renders you unfit for ANY office what-so-damned-ever!!!

  17. Do a search for:

    statements opposed to interracial marriage

    Actually quite amazing how the statements are interchangeable with statements being made today.

  18. He obviously should also have spent more time raising his son since the kid turned out to be a dog killer and general thug.

  19. Gay people have been around longer than their superstitious religion has and will still be here long after it has fallen along the wayside with all the other silly religions,,,
    Marriage is a civil contact. It has nothing to do with “god.” It’s been around long before religion and it will be around long after. All you’re doing is letting everyone know you DON’T believe in what the US constitution stands for: equal rights for all US citizens and a SECULAR society. In the 1500’s the Catholic Church Made MARRIADGE a legal necessity, we have been stuck with it since

  20. Mike Huckabee supports his religious pedifiles/child mulestors but not LG Love.How sick is that.
    We don’t need him here, Send him back to Arkansas

  21. Pathetic assholes like Mike Huckabee have turned the Republican party into a religious hate group. This is very, very sad.

  22. I watched Huckabee on several Sun a.m. shows.He is still going to fight against marriage equality. He is still stating this is a Christian nation. He is still going to fight the Supreme Court. Where was he during Citizens United which gave corporations “peoplehood?” He is a bigoted person who only cares about the Christians rights, not anyone else’s.

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