Monday, December 24, 2007

Commandment Canards

Mike Huckabee has once again put his foot in his mouth regarding religion, reported by MSNBC.

As for the Ten Commandments in the Oval Office, "the Ten Commandments are in the Supreme Court," Huckabee said, adding that he "wouldn't hesitate" to hang them in the White House. "The Ten Commandments form the basis of most of our laws and therefore, you know if you look through them does anybody find anything there that would be all that objectionable? I don't think most people would if they actually read them," he said.
This statement has no basis in reality whatsoever. In fact, Ed Brayton lays out nice, concise reasons why most of the commandments would be unconstitutional if they were laws, and the others have nothing to do with biblical morality.


Ben said...

There was a comment on Brayton's article that I found quite funny. I will paraphrase. It was something like: If we can't covet our neighbors' goods, the whole economy would collapse. Leave it to the 10 Commandments to destroy the American way of life.