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Huckabee Will Fight “Judicial Tyranny” With Judicial Tyranny

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

When Mike Huckabee becomes president (Ha!), he'll counter the "judicial tyranny" of the Supreme Court and its ruling in favor of gay marriage with a series of executive orders that would, among other things, command the Department of Justice to prosecute people of his choosing.

The Republican presidential candidate detailed the likely unconstitutional actions he would take on his first day in office in an op-ed for Fox News.

On Day One of my administration, I will use the power of the presidency to protect and defend people of all faiths in all fifty states.

First, I will sign religious liberty executive orders that support traditional marriage and protect businesses, churches, non-profits, schools and universities, hospitals, and other organizations from discrimination, intimidation, civil penalties, or criminal attacks for exercising their religious beliefs.

Second, I will direct the attorney general to protect religious liberty and prosecute any violations of First Amendment rights of individuals, businesses, religious organizations, institutions, and civil servants, including those who believe in traditional marriage.

The Justice Department will protect and defend the rights of American citizens to follow their religious convictions without discrimination, and prosecute attacks on people of faith and their religious liberty.

I will aggressively prosecute attacks against people of faith as hate crimes.

I'm sure most of you who are reading this are aware that the president does not prosecute anyone nor does he or she have the power to command the Department of Justice to prosecute anyone.

Huckabee has essentially said that he would utterly politicize the Justice Department, abandon the separation of powers, and command the attorney general to prosecute people for things that may not even be coded into law.

It strikes me that regardless of who the Republican presidential nominee is, it's probable that they would politicize the Justice Department in a manner that would make the George W. Bush administration blush.

From "religious liberty" to Obamacare and immigration reform, litigating their political agenda is now basic Republican party doctrine.

  • Christopher Foxx

    The Justice Department will protect and defend the rights of American citizens to follow their religious convictions without discrimination, and prosecute attacks on people of faith Christians and their religious liberty.

    I will aggressively prosecute attacks against people of faith Christians as hate crimes.

    To Hucklebee, “people of faith” means Christians, period.

  • Christopher Foxx

    The Justice Department will protect and defend the rights of American citizens to follow their religious convictions without discrimination

    And if my religious convictions include allowing same sex marriage, and I get discriminated against because of that? You gonna protect me then, Mikey?

  • BillWestern

    Asking for a wedding cake is now a hate crime? I suppose laughing at Mormons or eating Catholic’s crackers oops, I mean Body of Christ! out of turn will also be hate crimes.

  • Draxiar

    In other words, “I want to use the Presidency to promote my religious based hatred upon anyone that doesn’t think like me!”
    Good Luck fuckwit.

  • Ceoltoir

    You just know that Huckabee would scream like a scalded cat if he thought there was even the slightest chance that such a thing might be turned on him.

  • muselet

    My religious beliefs tell me I should punch a (hypothetical, thank Ghu) President Michael Dale Huckabee in the mush.

    It’s good to know I’d be immune from prosecution under a Huckabee Administration.

    –alopecia

  • 1933john

    Sounds a bit dictatorial to me.
    This guy is a fuck-head that
    should return to his room
    before the next bed-check.

  • Toolymegapoopoo

    We all know that Huckabee only has one sect of one faith in mind when he speaks about protecting them.

    • Christopher Foxx

      The Justice Department will protect and defend the rights of American citizens to follow their religious convictions without discrimination, and prosecute attacks on people of faith Christians and their religious liberty.

      I will aggressively prosecute attacks against people of faith Christians as hate crimes.

      To Hucklebee, “people of faith” means Christians, period.

  • GrafZeppelin127

    This is just pablum for people who don’t understand law. None of it means anything.