Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR) declared his candidacy in Hope, Ark., today and he made an incredibly strong statement on life, religious liberty and marriage.
Huckabee said that the nation has lost its way morally, and he dinged politicians who have surrendered on the issue of marriage.
“But we’ve lost our way morally. We have witnessed the slaughter of over 55 million babies in the name of choice, and are now threatening the foundation of religious liberty by criminalizing Christianity in demanding that we abandon Biblical principles of natural marriage,” Huckabee said. “Many of our politicians have surrendered to the false god of judicial supremacy, which would allow black-robed and unelected judges the power to make law and enforce it-upending the equality of our three branches of government and the separation of powers so very central to our Constitution. The Supreme Court is not the Supreme Being, and they can’t overturn the laws of nature or of nature’s God.”
Perhaps this should become the new litmus test question for conservatives. “How will you respond should the Supreme Court strike down all marriage bans?”
We already have Lindsey Graham’s answer. He’ll cave. Ted Cruz said he’ll fight, and has legislation to address this. Scott Walker’s commitment post-SCOTUS decision is uncertain, but he is on record saying Wisconsin’s fight was over after the Supreme Court declined hearing his state’s appeal.
We need candidates who will fight against judicial tyranny and keep judicial power in check.