Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said the following on Monday:
I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God. And that’s what we need to do — to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than try to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view.
The commentary with the accompanying video suggests that Huckabee was talking about abortion (as in, banning it) and marriage (as in, banning gay marriage).
There was no confusion before — Huckabee is serious about imposing his religious views through force of politics. This latest comment only emphasizes the point. And, as Paul Hsieh recently pointed out (quoting The New York Times,) Huckabee’s religious views conflict with the ideals of economic liberty. All around, he’s a horrible candidate, judged by the standard of liberty.