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God's Country?

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 3:55 AM


At a campaign event in Warren, Michigan, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee tells us the founding fathers got it all wrong.

"I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe itís a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God. And thatís what we need to do is amend the Constitution so itís in Godís standards rather than trying to change Godís standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family," Huckabee said.

Maybe Huckabee just needs a refresher in American history. Maybe he just plumb forgot that the 'Christian men' who founded this 'Christian nation' saw fit to place religious freedom as one of our primary liberties.

Or maybe he thinks 231 years has bestowed some kind of ideological infallibility upon America, so that we're no longer capable of oppression.


Oscar Pistorius, the athlete who uses carbon blade prostheses that allow him to compete in track events, has been told he cannot compete in the Summer Olympics in Beijing, because it's been determined that the prostheses give him an unfair advantage.

Pistorius says he will contest the ruling and look for an independent evaluation.


A San Francisco judge has granted a warrant for police to examine the car and cell phones of the Dhaliwal brothers, the two survivors of the tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo, which claimed the life of their friend, Carlos Souza.

Investigators are hoping to find evidence which will either contradict or sustain the brothers' claims that they did not taunt or otherwise antagonize the tiger.


Senator Chris Dodd is apparently facing pressure from the Democratic caucus to back down from his opposition to the FISA amendments that include telecom amnesty.

It continues to astound me that the Democratic leadership can muster outrage over President Bush's perceived failings easily enough, but never follow through when it comes time to play out the hand.

And I'm supposed to vote for a Democrat as president because ...?




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