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Over the past several months, the Republican presidential candidate Huckabee made several references to his idea regarding our American constitution. In a nut shell, the
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It is an interesting and thought provoking idea. After all, in a democratic country the majority has the final say on how the country is run. So, if he wins, and he gets support from the Congress, he can submit to the people of the
As a believer in God, that puts me, and many other Muslims, in a strange position. Should an American Muslim feel comfortable with a change in our constitution in a more 'Godly' direction? I know that some Muslim groups in the south showed support for public portrayal of the Ten Commandments in government offices 2 years ago. there is also some Muslims that support Huckabee [Click here for an example]. How would these Muslims feel about a ‘Bible-conforming’ constitution. Is that better than a ‘godless’ Constitution? Would it make any difference that Huckabee has less than friendly views of other religious beliefs, and some of his major advisors are definitely not Muslim-friendly [see this article] and some are downright contemptuous of Muslims [The Real Huckabee, The Nation, Issue 1/28/08].
Would it be even ‘democratic’ to change the Constitution in that direction?