Delusional Mike Huckabee Compares Legal Marijuana To Kim Davis Arrest (VIDEO)

Republican presidential wannabe Mike Huckabee appears to not understand the difference between state legalized marijuana and Kim Davis’s refusal to hand out marriage certificates to same-sex couples.

During an interview with Des Moines, Iowa’s KCCI Channel 8, Huckabee asked:

“How come it’s that liberals are okay with not keeping the federal law when it comes to the marijuana laws and it’s okay for the states to ignore it, but if it comes to a county clerk in Kentucky who doesn’t believe that she can abide by a federal court ruling — not even a law — then she goes to jail?”

Well first of all, apparently Huckabee doesn’t have a basic understanding of Constitutional law. The Supreme Court decided that same-sex marriage is a right guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States. The SCOTUS does not actually create laws in the same sense as the legislative or executive branch does, however they are able to override state laws that they do not find to be in agreement with the supreme law of the land – The United States Constitution.

Huckabee’s argument validates my opinion that politicians should be required to pass a high school civics test before they are allowed to enter office. Though, in this case I am almost sure Huckabee is just pandering to low information voters.

Second of all, it is ludicrous to compare the actions of one person violating federal law to that of an entire state. Last January a set of bills were passed that prevent the federal government from interfering with state’s medical marijuana programs. Right now, the federal government hasn’t explicably legislated that same holds true for state laws concerning recreational marijuana, their just kind of doing it anyway. That being said, a memo from the Obama administration told federal prosecutor’s that they can still file criminal charges against individual medical marijuana dispensaries.

“Do you see where conservatives sometimes their heads explode because they say, ‘Boy, there’s one set of rules for people on the left and a total different set of rules for people on the right?’” Huckabee asked.

We’re all playing by the same rules, Huckabee. You are just not particularly up to date on what those rules are, how they are made, or how they are enforced.

You can watch the interview below.

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