Mike Huckabee’s Advice to Conservative Politicians: Just Ignore Supreme Court, It’s Just Their Opinion Anyhow
Mike Huckabee thinks conservative governors should simply ignore the Supreme Court’s most recent non-decision, which paved the way for same-sex marriage in a number of states, including some conservative strongholds, and let their faith do their decision-making for them.
During a Monday talk with conservative host Steve Deace, Huckabee first agreed that when it came to LGBT rights, it was really not about love at all.
“It’s never been an honest situation where those who were advocating the most extreme levels of changing our culture were sincere and straightforward and I don’t think we’ve seen the last of it,” Huckabee said, denying that same-sex couples may actually want to be afforded the same right as heterosexual unions.
He then said he hoped a conservative governor would simply refuse to abide by the Supreme Court’s non-action, and take matters into their own hands.
“Somewhere there will be a governor who will simply say, ‘No, I’m not going to enforce that,'” he said.
He also said that if Christian politicians had decided to let their faith rule, rather than the Supreme Court, then there is a good chance abortion would have never been an issue in America at all.
“I look back to 1973,” he said, referring to the year in which Roe v. Wade was decided, “and I’m wondering what would have happened if the two branches of government, the executive and the legislative, simply said, ‘We appreciate your opinion, court, but now if states wish to empower that, I guess they can do so, but until that happens we’re not automatically going to go killing 55 million babies over the next 40 years.’”
In a prior interview after the SCOTUS announcement, Huckabee also said that the Supreme Court’s actions should not be considered law at all.
“It is shocking that many elected officials, attorneys and judges think that a court ruling is the ‘final word,'” Huckabee said. “It most certainly is not. The courts are one branch of government, and equal to the other two, but not superior to either and certainly not to both. Even if the other two branches agree with the ruling, the people’s representatives have to pass enabling legislation to authorize same sex marriage, and the President (or Governor in the case of the state) has to sign it. Otherwise, it remains the court’s opinion. It is NOT the ‘law of the land’ as is often heralded.”
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