Mike Huckabee is wrong
Mike Huckabee says the President of the United States should not obey Supreme Court decisions that violate God’s laws. Mike Huckabee is wrong.
Presidents, judges, Supreme Court justices, and many other office holders (both elected and appointed) swear to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America before they are permitted to take office. There is no mention of taking orders from God.
There is a reason for this omission.
The Constitution itself makes clear that we may not have any established state religion. Presidents and other holders of government office are welcome to have their own religion, but they have no right to try to impose it on the rest of us. Indeed, if a president were to try to do so, it would surely be grounds for impeachment.
Last April, speaking at the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Huckabee made a similar argument, claiming that the Supreme Court could not overturn God on same-sex marriage:
I respect the courts, but the Supreme Court is only that — the supreme of the courts. It is not the supreme being. It cannot overrule God. When it comes to prayer, when it comes to life, and when it comes to the sanctity of marriage, the court cannot change what God has created.
Mike Huckabee is wrong again
Mike Huckabee believes the United States and its officials should be taking orders from God. Mike Huckabee is wrong. There is no polite way to say it. Mike Huckabee is wrong. And it’s an extremely dangerous mistake for somebody who wants to be President of the United States. Look at Saudia Arabia or Pakistan, if you don’t believe me. They are ruled by men who believe they are taking orders from God.
The fact is, the executive branch can overrule the Congress by vetoing a bill, while the Supreme Court can overrule the Congress and Executive by striking down a law that does not comply with the constitution.
Mike Huckabee is still wrong
The United States is not–and never has been–one nation under God. Since 1785 we have been one nation under the Constitution of the United States of America.
We don’t need another president who thinks he knows what God wants, especially not one who is willing to break his vows to uphold the Constitution. Our next President must be ready to uphold and defend the Constitution, including its separation of powers. Mike Huckabee has already told us plainly the Constitution is not his top priority.