On January 14, 2008, former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate said (and it’s on tape even):
I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God. And that’s what we need to do is amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than trying to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family.
Well, great. I don’t want an American Ayatollah in office. We finally got rid of Santorum; we don’t need another person that out-of-touch in high office. I want people in office who have a clue about what the Establishment Clause means…and what it doesn’t mean.
Jefferson and Madison would be rolling over in their graves to hear an American presidential candidate talking that way. They fought against such nonsense their entire lives.