Huckabee says Dred Scott still ‘law of land’

Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal, have said that they will seek a constitutional amendment if elected president.


It was a historic day in June 2015 when the Supreme Court made a 5-4 decision to require all states to allow for same-sex marriages.

Medved corrected Huckabee by saying the ruling was overturned by the 13th Amendment (it was actually the 14th) when birthright citizenship was established across the country.

Huckabee: I don’t think that is necessary, because in the case of this decision, it goes back to what Jefferson said, that if a decision is rendered that is not borne out by the will of the people either through their elected representatives and gone through the process, if you just say it’s the law of the land because the court decided, then Jefferson said, ‘You now have surrendered to judicial tyranny’.

Also in the interview, Huckabee said that he believes the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage is confusing and understands why Davis was not following the law. The former governor compared the Supreme Court’s recent decision to legalize same sex marriage to the Dred Scott decision, which upheld slavery.

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If those issues were deemed “irrevocably fixed” by Supreme Court rulings, Lincoln said, “the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into hands of that eminent tribunal”. Is slavery the law of the land? I should add though that the prevalence of police violence against people of color, high incarceration rates and the need for movements like Black Lives Matter is proving Huckabee, dumb as he is, a bit right, though on paper he is still totally incorrect.

Mike Huckabee keeps citing the Dred Scott decision in discussing Kim Davis and related matters. Should the courts have been irrevocably followed on that?

Tell us more about that, Huckabee. So here’s the question: Which law does she follow? “Because he ignored it”.

The Supreme Court ruling did not change the constitution, but ruled that denying gay couples from getting married was not constitutional. “If two laws conflict with each other, the courts must decide on the operation of each”, said Chief Justice John Marshall in 1803.