Skip to comments.The Constitution is Not a “Living, Breathing Document” (Fred fires back at Huck)
Posted on 01/18/2008 12:43:08 PM PST by commish
This morning I heard that one of the other candidates commented that the Constitution is a living, breathing document.
Frankly, I assumed this came from Senator Clinton or Senator Obama. It is identical to what Al Gore said when he was running for President in 2000, when he said he would look for judges who understand that our Constitution is a living, breathing document, that it was intended by our founders to be interpreted in the light of the constantly evolving experience of the American people.
Imagine my surprise when I learned that this statement actually came from my opponent, Governor Huckabee, in an interview with CNN this morning. Now I know Governor Huckabee was talking about amending the Constitution, but I dont think he understood that he was using code words that support judicial activism.
He does not appear to understand that reliance on the notion that the Constitution is a living, breathing document is precisely the kind of wrong-headed thinking about the Constitution that gave us Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion across our nation, and Lawrence v. Texas, which decriminalized sodomy.
I do not believe the Constitution is a living, breathing document. I am committed to appointing strict constructionist judges to the bench if I am elected President, strict constructionists who believe the Constitution has a fixed meaning that can be applied to cases that come before the courts today. They do NOT believe the Constitution is a living, breathing document, whose meaning, constantly changing with the sifting sands of our culture, can be determined and applied by unelected judges.
I fear that this loose language about our Constitution calls into question Governor Huckabees appreciation and understanding of the issue of judicial activism and raises questions as to what kind of judges he would appoint were he to become President.
Ping for one that gets it.
God help us all
Just this statement alone makes him the one to support, but will he be in the race by March 4 in Texas?
Ouch! That’s going to leave a mark.
Fred gets it. I’m sorry so many voters don’t.
Go Fred Go!
Fred gets it on all issues. I just hope SC gets it too.
Good comeback Fred.
Yessiree GO FRED!
Fred is SO right. Huck is SO WRONG.
FRed takes Huck to the woodshed.....
Let me ask you: Will the party actually nominate someone most of its members despise as a politician?
McCain, even more than Huck.
Bump and a prayer for FT.
Statements like this make me very proud to be a FredHead.
“FRED IS STILL THE MAN!!!!”
And he knows this is war.
Dang I like Thompson he corrected without insulting a fellow republican!!
Always at Huckabee. Never at the leader in SC.
I almost wish he’d say something I disagree with. He’s almost too good to believe.
What self-respecting conservative could ever vote for this idiot Huckabee?
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