Huckabee’s call to somehow reconcile the U.S. Constitution with God’s standards presents a provocative proposition that very well may redefine the church and state relationship while depicting the Christian majority in an unprecedented role as theocrats.
Before we begin to apply a religious rubric to the American Constitution, let us measure the viability of such proposal with a question. Is the U.S. Constitution a secular or religious document?
Undoubtedly, our founding fathers, though all were not believers, did incorporate a biblical worldview into the birthing of our nation. From the Liberties to the responsibilities, what separates us from the French in respect to their core beliefs and consequently, our uniqueness as a Democracy is our spiritual DNA.
From the onset, our founding documents addressed the concept of inalienable rights. Our rights as Americans stem not from the collective agreement of men or the power of governmental authority but from God.
If the alignment of standards equates to converting America to one religious narrative, then we must reject the effort. If alignment incorporates and reinforces the original intent of our founding fathers then we do not need constitutional amendments. We need Federal and Supreme Court judges who evaluate original intent rather than construct new definitions and applications.
Let us remember that the Battle of our lifetime is not between secularism and religion, but rather between religious pluralism and religious totalitarianism. Let us make sure we preserve a Constitution that refuses to endorse neither secularism nor Christianity but rather guarantees the God given right to Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
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