Mike Huckabee: States Can Ignore Supreme Court On Gay Marriage

Mr Huckabee, I have an even better idea. It might be revolutionary, I know, but you’re headed in that direction anyway, so why not go along with me? How about we get rid of the US Supreme Court altogether rather than just picking and choosing which of its rulings we follow? I mean why should we ignore this one particular decision by the Supreme Court, yet leave everything else in place? I say, anything we don’t personally agree with should be ignored. Better yet, to avoid any future complications, just ditch the Court altogether. Hell while we’re at it, forget some of us have rights and just turn this country in to a dictatorship. You can be Dic. #1. How’s that sound? Dic. Huckabee. While you’re at it, you can be the first man in history to have a theocratic dictatorship. You mustn’t forget that either.

WASHINGTON — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee disputed what he called the “notion of judicial supremacy” on Tuesday, arguing states would have the final say on gay marriage regardless of whether the Supreme Court rules that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.

Huckabee, a conservative evangelical and potential 2016 presidential candidate, said a Supreme Court ruling, expected this year, would ultimately be moot because “one branch of government does not overrule the other two.”

“One thing I am angry about though … is this notion of judicial supremacy, where if the court makes a decision, I hear governors and even some aspirants to the presidency say, ‘Well that’s settled, it’s the law of the land.’ No, it’s not the law of the land,” Huckabee said in an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.

“Constitutionally, the courts cannot make a law, they can interpret one and then the legislature has to create enabling legislation and the executive has to sign it and has to enforce it,” Huckabee added.

A ruling from the high court, however, would not “make law,” but rather would invalidate existing bans on gay marriage as unconstitutional. State legislatures would need no additional law to recognize same-sex marriages. Similar appellate court decisions have already done so in 36 states and the District of Columbia — all of which now recognize same-sex marriages.

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One thought on “Mike Huckabee: States Can Ignore Supreme Court On Gay Marriage”

  1. The issue you queers are facing – beyond the fact that most Americans find you rather abhorrent – is that, when it comes to state-recognized marriage, you’re dealing with an underlying system that is already arguably unconstitutional. Marriage is a religious sacrament but is also a recognized secular prop for various legal purposes and benefits.

    As long as this remains the case, you’re constantly going to be trying to patch things. Worse, every time you do and/or every time the Liberals fix it for you – mostly out of their hatred for the normal and the Christian – it just moves American opinion further against you.

    Keep “winning” this way and all you’ll achieve is widows’ benefits.

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