I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Mike Huckabee: A Man for the (Middle) Ages UPDATED. HUCK DENIES IT

The theme of this election season, it seems, is change. You hear it over and over again from candidates of both parties. Well, Mike Huckabee is not one to be outdone, dog gone it, and he's getting his change agenda out there with the rest of them. Of course, what Huckabee wants to change is the constitution.

UPDATE: See below

Mike Huckabee wants to amend the Constitution to prevent children born in the U.S. to illegal aliens from automatically becoming American citizens, according to his top immigration surrogate — a radical step no other major presidential candidate has embraced.

Mr. Huckabee, who won last week's Republican Iowa caucuses, promised Minuteman Project founder James Gilchrist that he would force a test case to the Supreme Court to challenge birthright citizenship, and would push Congress to pass a 28th Amendment to the Constitution to remove any doubt.

The Korner Kids found themselves in a bit of a tizzy about Huck, not because they opposed such a radical change to one of the foundations of our nation's identity, but because they don't believe he's sincere enough. However, they do provide a useful list of all the changes that the Huckster wants to make in Constitutional Amendments 28, 29, 30 and 31.

And if anyone is counting, this makes four constitutional amendments Huckabee claims to be supporting:

1. the Fair Tax requires a constitutional amendment to eliminate the Sixteenth Amendment
2. a Human Life amendment
3. an amendment to define marriage
and now,
4. an amendment to end birthright citizenship.

Assuming that Hillary has shot herself in the foot sufficiently to not garner the Democratic nomination, I have to admit that there's a nasty little part of me which would like to see Huckabee get the GOP nod. His chances of winning in the general election this November are probably only marginally better than the Jets winning the Superbowl this year.

UPDATE: This just in from the Korner Kids. A new statement was just released by the Huckacamp.
I do not support an amendment to the constitution that would prevent children born in the U.S. to illegal aliens from automatically becoming American citizens. I have no intention of supporting a constitutional amendment to deny birthright citizenship.

Well, no way to dodge it. This was my bad. First of all, we rarely if ever report anything from the Washington Times. They are frequently little more than a gossip sheet for the GOP, and I knew I was taking a chance in linking to that. Plus, the "source" for their story was one of the Minutemen Militia. Put the two together and... go ahead and spank me. Rightly so. Once again the credibility of the Washington Times nosedives and I allow it to take Middle Earth Journal with it.

Sorry about that.