Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” moderator Chuck Todd challenged former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) about a comment he made on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show last week show claiming that if the Supreme Court ruled it’s unconstitutional to discriminate against same-sex couples, the matter of same-sex marriage still would not be resolved.
When Todd asked,”Are you advocating essentially nullification by the states if the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage?” Huckabee said, “No. I’m advocating an adherence to the constitution. I’m really saying there is a process to change the law. It doesn’t just involve one unilateral branch of government.”
“I’m sure the courts would like to act by themselves,” Huckabee said. “I guarantee the legislature would like to act by themselves. But That’s why the founders created this very cumbersome, tedious, sometimes disgustingly slow process of changing the law. The courts can’t make a law. They can interpret one, they can invalidate one. But even then, as in the case of the Dred Scott decision in 1857, that said black people weren’t human beings, Abraham Lincoln refused to adhere to that because he said it wasn’t a just law.”
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