Mike Huckabee Says the Supreme Court is Acting like the 'Supreme Being'

On Friday, GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee spoke with Iowa radio show “Mickelson in the Morning” where he said Chief Justice John Roberts “apparently needs medication for schizophrenia," citing his decision last week to dissent in the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional but also writing the majority opinion upholding federal subsidies in Obamacare. He added that if he were president, he would not follow the rulings of the Supreme Court “I would say the Supreme Court has issued a ruling, we will review it, we will respect it, but we will not follow it, because it goes against the will of voters in over 30 states."

Huckabee went on to say “Yesterday, the Supreme Court, with Roberts agreeing, essentially rewrote a law that Congress screwed up. They legislated from the bench. They did something they are constitutionally prohibited from doing. That they are restricted from doing. They did it anyway, just to save Obamacare. They made a political decision, not a legal one. They clearly flew in the face of the law.” Huckabee also argued that the Supreme Court had become the “extreme court” and decided it was “the Supreme Being” and that “it could overrule the laws of nature and of nature’s God.” Then, he stated “Today, they did the same thing, except this time Roberts, I guess woke up and realized that the Supreme Court was becoming the extreme court, that it had decided it was no longer just the Supreme Court — it was the Supreme Being."

Of the Supreme Court's powers, Huckabee said, “It has today acted as if it could overrule the laws of nature and of nature’s God. Today was not a ruling about same-sex marriage, that’s what I keep hearing. This was not quality of marriage, this was about redefinition of marriage, and Scalia got it right. The rest of the majority, including Kennedy, got it incredibly wrong. I will not acquiesce to an imperial court any more than our Founders acquiesced to an imperial British monarch. We must resist and reject judicial tyranny, not retreat.”

Huckabee says that, according to the Constitution, the court could not make laws, but only give opinions. “The Supreme Court overstepped their bounds and until the Congress of the United States, consisting of elected representatives from the people, present a bill to enable such a thing and until the president signs it and agrees to enforce it, it is not the law of the land. It remains an opinion of the court, nothing but an opinion of the court.”

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