As reported by The Huffington Post Mike Huckabee took a time of national tragedy to both lie and advance his agenda. Speaking on the tragic shooting of 27 people in Newtown, Conn. he began with:
“We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we have systematically removed God from our schools. Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?”
Not having made a big enough ass of himself he continued:
“We don’t have a crime problem, a gun problem or even a violence problem. What we have is a sin problem. And since we’ve ordered God out of our schools, and communities, the military and public conversations, you know we really shouldn’t act so surprised … when all hell breaks loose.”
As a member of government and former presidential hopeful we have to assume that Huckabee has, at least once, read the Constitution. We feel confident in saying that he’s willfully misunderstanding the difference between preventing schools from forcing God down their students throats and “ordering him out”.
We’d also love to visit wherever it is that God has been ordered out of public conversations as we’ve never been there or seen it on the news.
Finally we must ask (not being religious ourselves): how insulting to the faithful is the intimation that God is such an vainglorious asshole that he allowed children to die because we’ve eliminated forced school prayer?
For continuing to perpetuate the myth that “God is not allowed in schools” and for using God as some kind of ridiculous boogeyman he earns a charge of Felony Dumbassery. For using this tragedy to further his own agenda (especially with repeatedly debunked lies and misinformation) he earns multiple counts of Felony Dickory.
On a personal note the court would also like the following comment entered into the record: Fuck you, Mike Huckabee. Fuck you.