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Friday, November 19, 2010

Mike Huckabee needs to go back to school to study civics

He could also do with a course in logic because he doesn't understand that either. 

A few weeks ago he said health insurance companies shouldn't have to insure anyone with a pre-existing condition.  He compared that to someone trying to get insurance after their house has burned down.   He's also an ordained Southern Baptist Minister.  This puts him at odds with that radical Communist, Pope Benedict XVI who recently said that health care is an 'inalienable right' and that every country should strive to provide universal coverage. 

Insurance companies have used the flimsiest of reasons for denying coverage such as hay fever, high blood pressure, migraines, pregnancy and even being a victim of domestic abuse.   Compare that to his analogy of the burned down house and you have to scratch your head to figure out his logic. 

In a recent radio interview he claimed that lawmakers can ignore Supreme Court rulings if they disagree with the ruling, negating one of the basic principles of government which is the separation of powers.  He said:

A president has certainly got to respect a ruling of the court, but if the ruling of a court is wrong, and it’s fundamentally wrong, and you have two branches of the government that determine that it’s wrong, then those other two branches supersede the one.
While Congress can pass a law overruling a Supreme Court ruling his words render the Constition as something that lawmakers can opt out of merely because they don't like what it says.  Re[ublicans revere the Constitution or at least the parts of it that they like.  How does his logic explain, "Congress shall make no law respecting an established religion."

Huckabee has also been an outspoken critic of the health care bill, even calling it unconstitutional.   How that squares with his quote above defies logic.   Then again. the hew right in America habitually declares anything they don't like as 'unconstitional'.

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