The type of leaders we need

3 minute read

July 5, 2019

We all knew a kid in school who just had to run everything.  Remember the classmate who insisted on picking the games you’d all play at recess, where you’d go after school, even who was “in” or “out” of your group?  In high school, that kid had a compulsive need to be the leader of every student organization.  You just wanted to say, “Hey!  You’re not the boss of me!”  Whatever happened to those kids? I wouldn’t be surprised if most ended up in government.  And as the recent Democratic “debates” proved, a pretty large percentage of them are currently running for President. 

I’m convinced the world is divided into people who just want to live their own lives and those who, for some reason, have an uncontrollable urge to tell everyone else how to live. Unfortunately, to that latter group, government seems like the ideal place to work.  As more of them gravitated toward government, Congress abdicated much of its legislating authority to unelected bureaucrats. Their bureaus grew and grew, and so did their regulations with the force of law (but no input from the people.)  Then one day, we looked up and discovered we had a crushing national debt and were paying huge salaries to an army of people who enforce how big your soda should be and who couldn’t be fired. That’s when sane people realized that government is the LAST place these control freaks needed to be.

The temptation for government to overreach is hardly new.  In fact, it stretches back to the beginning of recorded history, and I bet even earlier than that.  There’s a story in the ninth chapter of the book of Judges in the Old Testament about Gideon’s son Abimelech, who craved leadership and stature - not to serve the people but to control them and make them serve him.  He said, “Give me dominion over your lives, and I will simplify your existence.”  Wow, does that sound familiar?  It’s basically the entire 2020 Democratic platform.  Our government has taken us pretty far down that same road, but does your life seem any simpler -- or just a lot less free?

Anyway, back to Abimelech.  He had a very smart younger brother, Jotham, who came up with a clever tale about three trees: an olive tree, a fig tree, and a vine tree.   All three were fine trees that produced lots of fruit.  All were offered the exalted position of “King Of All Trees,” but all three turned it down.  The plant that wanted to be “King Of All Trees” was the bramble bush, a weak plant that produces no fruit at all.  Jotham’s point was that only the weak and nonproductive have the desire to rule everyone else.

When anyone aspires to a position of power, take a long, hard look.  If that person seemingly crawled out of the cradle with an ambition to be President, then beware!  Anytime someone talks about “running the country,” alarm bells should sound.  No one – not the President, not Congress, no one person – “runs the country.”  That’s why the Founders took such pains to divide and limit federal power, and why we need to reinstate those limits that have been blurred in recent years, whether by Presidents ruling via executive order or out-of-control judges legislating from the bench or unelected bureaucrats trying to influence the results of elections.  If we allow any one person or entity to ignore those limits and assume the power to run everything, we won’t be able to stop them when they run America into the ground.

We should pick leaders who resemble the trees in the Bible story that don’t need or crave power but that have shown they bear good fruit.  As it is said, by their fruits ye shall know them. Government has more than enough nuts already.

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  • jose escalera

    07/05/2019 11:45 AM

    Excellent analysis Mr. Huckabee

  • Anne Amato

    07/05/2019 11:33 AM

    Correction to previous....meant "when I hand delivered my ballot in 2016....not 2020!
    Doubt we have the ability to go "into the future".....yet!
    ..............
    Also meant to tell you that loved this excerpt from your column:
    "We should pick leaders who resemble the trees in the Bible story that don’t need or crave power but that have shown they bear good fruit. As it is said, by their fruits ye shall know them. Government has more than enough nuts already." ( : Thanks!

  • james randolph

    07/05/2019 11:32 AM

    The final verse of JUDGES is AMERICA'S MOTTO TODAY ...
    "...everyone did what was right in his own eyes..." [Judges 21:25b, NKJV]
    America, by majority, has abandoned the declared Word of GOD, and rejected His authority. America, has forgotten (or denied) that an AFTERLIFE exists, and GOD will judge.
    America needs to repent, and return to OUR heritage..
    We legislate according to our "own morality", not godly righteousness.
    https://www.equip.org/article/is-legislating-morality-biblical-2/
    [jim]

  • Anne Amato

    07/05/2019 11:26 AM

    Unfortunately, this was one of the most sadly depressing 4th of Julys (for many reasons) that I have ever experienced. The biggest reason was I actually expected to see widespread & non-partisan coverage of the celebration in DC. (i know...unrealistic). The one thing that actually made me feel better was your email columns...and music provided by Pat Reeder.

    Am so worried (due in part to NYC's decision to grant driver's licenses to illegals)....does possession of that guarantee them the right to vote in 2020?
    And...why there? And...do they not have to go through "driver's training" like the rest of us?

    My youngest grandchild...born in NJ (but living in a "blue" southern state) was DENIED a driver's PERMIT last year because his birth certificate had the "township" and not the "county" of birth! You would not believe what his parents had to endure (and spend) to obtain an official and revised certificate!

    Am afraid that we are being inundated by illegals who WILL be voting! Nobody in the media or government seems to be willing to address this issue....and it could be disastrous for this President! In the state in which I live...they do not even want to see an ID in order to cast a ballot. Took my mail in ballot in 2020..,went to get our my ID...told it was not necessary.
    And a LOT of ballots in this state are "mail-in" ballots.
    And ALL MAIL (even local to same locality) goes to the metro area (which is a sanctuary city) to be "sorted". Unless these are hand-delivered to the county seat in person.....and impossible and long trip for many....how many of those ballots reach the polling place in time to be counted....or....at all? How do we even KNOW they arrived? Tried asking...that did not "go over" very well at the county office.
    So...how many illegals will be voting in 2020? Am afraid there will be a LOT of them. But....appears that very little is being done.....(especially in this state)...and (to my knowledge) not even being discussed.

    Again....thank you so much for your emails!

  • TOMMIE CLARK

    07/05/2019 11:09 AM

    the dems need to be sent to china i personally have had enough of their stupid tricks we don't want soloism spelled wrong but u get the idea trump 2020

  • Matthew Soileau

    07/05/2019 11:08 AM

    Mr. Mike,
    Thank you presenting such a true encouragement to those who desire to be responsible with what we have so graciously been blessed with. Our freedoms, this country, they come with an incredible responsibility.

  • Doug Morgan

    07/05/2019 11:01 AM

    We need a Jotham in America today, to explain to some of our "bramble-bush" federal judges that people who have never done or accomplished anything except their demand to be heard, have no right to usurp the power of the other two branches of government. When did the pip-squeak judges gain the power to override the President and/or Congress, but even more the voice of the people?

  • James Harrison

    07/05/2019 10:56 AM

    Where we really need to start with leadership is back in the homes and not in government, education, the media and yes even the church. The family is where future citizens best learn the value of authority and get their moral foundation. And in case you haven't noticed we are running a tad low on both. "As goes the family. . . . . so goes the nation" www.naturalfamilyfoundation.com

  • Ron Bangert

    07/05/2019 10:56 AM

    My uncle, Harold Collier, was a U.S. Congressman from Illinois, a Statesman, and a representative of all citizens in his District, though a Republican by party. By the early 70's the bipartisan divides had become so bad, the power hunger so evident, he could no longer stand the politics of government and did not run for another term. 46 years ago.

    So, yes, we need true leaders.....the story is not over! But God......

  • Charles Simmons

    07/05/2019 10:53 AM

    Unchecked, massed Bramble Bush weeds choke life from cultivated areas ... hence, the dilemma

  • Louise Williams

    07/05/2019 10:20 AM

    Well said. Thank you.

  • Joe P

    07/05/2019 10:05 AM

    This is a perfect statement made by the great Mike Huckabee!!!! He defines the Dems perfectly!!!!

  • Edna Berniece (Murphy) Evans

    07/05/2019 09:58 AM

    Good Morning: July 5, 2019

    You would do well to be one of the several who periodically advise our President Donald Trump.
    He needs others who don't try to take his place, just advise well.

    This man will be a very special president who will take advice that is very well thought out and
    comprehensive.

    I have a paper that was sent to me by a wonderful lady, advising some of the past experiences
    of our president. I will search for that. You will like it!!!

    I may have to return to her to get it again. You will love this.

    Sincerely

    Berniece Evans
    Bono, Arkansas


  • Ricky Jackson

    07/05/2019 09:56 AM

    I did a study on this strange story about the trees that Jotham gave. It points to Jesus! The bramble (thorn bush) is a prophetic symbol of the Messiah. The Hebrew word is the same word used for the "burning bush"; it was also a thorn bush! It's a good study if you'd like me to send it to you. God bless you for all that you do!!

  • William Schlumpf

    07/05/2019 09:42 AM

    Well said!
    We must educate and educate, especially the young who have not yet experienced life's lessons to mature into responsible voters. Over years of questioning many many people I heard over and over how they started their lives voting for Democrats and falling for their reckless promises then later in life realizing they had been duped over and over eventually leaving the democratic party. Repeatedly,
    I would hear "I used to be a Democrat." Of course that only holds true for sentient responsible unselfish people.

  • John revis

    07/05/2019 09:37 AM

    Yes Huck, overwhelming bureaucracy and homesteading Senators and Congresssmen & ‘women’.
    23 trillion dollars & counting
    In debt...

The type of leaders we need

3 minute read

July 5, 2019

We all knew a kid in school who just had to run everything.  Remember the classmate who insisted on picking the games you’d all play at recess, where you’d go after school, even who was “in” or “out” of your group?  In high school, that kid had a compulsive need to be the leader of every student organization.  You just wanted to say, “Hey!  You’re not the boss of me!”  Whatever happened to those kids? I wouldn’t be surprised if most ended up in government.  And as the recent Democratic “debates” proved, a pretty large percentage of them are currently running for President. 

I’m convinced the world is divided into people who just want to live their own lives and those who, for some reason, have an uncontrollable urge to tell everyone else how to live. Unfortunately, to that latter group, government seems like the ideal place to work.  As more of them gravitated toward government, Congress abdicated much of its legislating authority to unelected bureaucrats. Their bureaus grew and grew, and so did their regulations with the force of law (but no input from the people.)  Then one day, we looked up and discovered we had a crushing national debt and were paying huge salaries to an army of people who enforce how big your soda should be and who couldn’t be fired. That’s when sane people realized that government is the LAST place these control freaks needed to be.

The temptation for government to overreach is hardly new.  In fact, it stretches back to the beginning of recorded history, and I bet even earlier than that.  There’s a story in the ninth chapter of the book of Judges in the Old Testament about Gideon’s son Abimelech, who craved leadership and stature - not to serve the people but to control them and make them serve him.  He said, “Give me dominion over your lives, and I will simplify your existence.”  Wow, does that sound familiar?  It’s basically the entire 2020 Democratic platform.  Our government has taken us pretty far down that same road, but does your life seem any simpler -- or just a lot less free?

Anyway, back to Abimelech.  He had a very smart younger brother, Jotham, who came up with a clever tale about three trees: an olive tree, a fig tree, and a vine tree.   All three were fine trees that produced lots of fruit.  All were offered the exalted position of “King Of All Trees,” but all three turned it down.  The plant that wanted to be “King Of All Trees” was the bramble bush, a weak plant that produces no fruit at all.  Jotham’s point was that only the weak and nonproductive have the desire to rule everyone else.

When anyone aspires to a position of power, take a long, hard look.  If that person seemingly crawled out of the cradle with an ambition to be President, then beware!  Anytime someone talks about “running the country,” alarm bells should sound.  No one – not the President, not Congress, no one person – “runs the country.”  That’s why the Founders took such pains to divide and limit federal power, and why we need to reinstate those limits that have been blurred in recent years, whether by Presidents ruling via executive order or out-of-control judges legislating from the bench or unelected bureaucrats trying to influence the results of elections.  If we allow any one person or entity to ignore those limits and assume the power to run everything, we won’t be able to stop them when they run America into the ground.

We should pick leaders who resemble the trees in the Bible story that don’t need or crave power but that have shown they bear good fruit.  As it is said, by their fruits ye shall know them. Government has more than enough nuts already.

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Comments 26-41 of 41

  • jose escalera

    07/05/2019 11:45 AM

    Excellent analysis Mr. Huckabee

  • Anne Amato

    07/05/2019 11:33 AM

    Correction to previous....meant "when I hand delivered my ballot in 2016....not 2020!
    Doubt we have the ability to go "into the future".....yet!
    ..............
    Also meant to tell you that loved this excerpt from your column:
    "We should pick leaders who resemble the trees in the Bible story that don’t need or crave power but that have shown they bear good fruit. As it is said, by their fruits ye shall know them. Government has more than enough nuts already." ( : Thanks!

  • james randolph

    07/05/2019 11:32 AM

    The final verse of JUDGES is AMERICA'S MOTTO TODAY ...
    "...everyone did what was right in his own eyes..." [Judges 21:25b, NKJV]
    America, by majority, has abandoned the declared Word of GOD, and rejected His authority. America, has forgotten (or denied) that an AFTERLIFE exists, and GOD will judge.
    America needs to repent, and return to OUR heritage..
    We legislate according to our "own morality", not godly righteousness.
    https://www.equip.org/article/is-legislating-morality-biblical-2/
    [jim]

  • Anne Amato

    07/05/2019 11:26 AM

    Unfortunately, this was one of the most sadly depressing 4th of Julys (for many reasons) that I have ever experienced. The biggest reason was I actually expected to see widespread & non-partisan coverage of the celebration in DC. (i know...unrealistic). The one thing that actually made me feel better was your email columns...and music provided by Pat Reeder.

    Am so worried (due in part to NYC's decision to grant driver's licenses to illegals)....does possession of that guarantee them the right to vote in 2020?
    And...why there? And...do they not have to go through "driver's training" like the rest of us?

    My youngest grandchild...born in NJ (but living in a "blue" southern state) was DENIED a driver's PERMIT last year because his birth certificate had the "township" and not the "county" of birth! You would not believe what his parents had to endure (and spend) to obtain an official and revised certificate!

    Am afraid that we are being inundated by illegals who WILL be voting! Nobody in the media or government seems to be willing to address this issue....and it could be disastrous for this President! In the state in which I live...they do not even want to see an ID in order to cast a ballot. Took my mail in ballot in 2020..,went to get our my ID...told it was not necessary.
    And a LOT of ballots in this state are "mail-in" ballots.
    And ALL MAIL (even local to same locality) goes to the metro area (which is a sanctuary city) to be "sorted". Unless these are hand-delivered to the county seat in person.....and impossible and long trip for many....how many of those ballots reach the polling place in time to be counted....or....at all? How do we even KNOW they arrived? Tried asking...that did not "go over" very well at the county office.
    So...how many illegals will be voting in 2020? Am afraid there will be a LOT of them. But....appears that very little is being done.....(especially in this state)...and (to my knowledge) not even being discussed.

    Again....thank you so much for your emails!

  • TOMMIE CLARK

    07/05/2019 11:09 AM

    the dems need to be sent to china i personally have had enough of their stupid tricks we don't want soloism spelled wrong but u get the idea trump 2020

  • Matthew Soileau

    07/05/2019 11:08 AM

    Mr. Mike,
    Thank you presenting such a true encouragement to those who desire to be responsible with what we have so graciously been blessed with. Our freedoms, this country, they come with an incredible responsibility.

  • Doug Morgan

    07/05/2019 11:01 AM

    We need a Jotham in America today, to explain to some of our "bramble-bush" federal judges that people who have never done or accomplished anything except their demand to be heard, have no right to usurp the power of the other two branches of government. When did the pip-squeak judges gain the power to override the President and/or Congress, but even more the voice of the people?

  • James Harrison

    07/05/2019 10:56 AM

    Where we really need to start with leadership is back in the homes and not in government, education, the media and yes even the church. The family is where future citizens best learn the value of authority and get their moral foundation. And in case you haven't noticed we are running a tad low on both. "As goes the family. . . . . so goes the nation" www.naturalfamilyfoundation.com

  • Ron Bangert

    07/05/2019 10:56 AM

    My uncle, Harold Collier, was a U.S. Congressman from Illinois, a Statesman, and a representative of all citizens in his District, though a Republican by party. By the early 70's the bipartisan divides had become so bad, the power hunger so evident, he could no longer stand the politics of government and did not run for another term. 46 years ago.

    So, yes, we need true leaders.....the story is not over! But God......

  • Charles Simmons

    07/05/2019 10:53 AM

    Unchecked, massed Bramble Bush weeds choke life from cultivated areas ... hence, the dilemma

  • Louise Williams

    07/05/2019 10:20 AM

    Well said. Thank you.

  • Joe P

    07/05/2019 10:05 AM

    This is a perfect statement made by the great Mike Huckabee!!!! He defines the Dems perfectly!!!!

  • Edna Berniece (Murphy) Evans

    07/05/2019 09:58 AM

    Good Morning: July 5, 2019

    You would do well to be one of the several who periodically advise our President Donald Trump.
    He needs others who don't try to take his place, just advise well.

    This man will be a very special president who will take advice that is very well thought out and
    comprehensive.

    I have a paper that was sent to me by a wonderful lady, advising some of the past experiences
    of our president. I will search for that. You will like it!!!

    I may have to return to her to get it again. You will love this.

    Sincerely

    Berniece Evans
    Bono, Arkansas


  • Ricky Jackson

    07/05/2019 09:56 AM

    I did a study on this strange story about the trees that Jotham gave. It points to Jesus! The bramble (thorn bush) is a prophetic symbol of the Messiah. The Hebrew word is the same word used for the "burning bush"; it was also a thorn bush! It's a good study if you'd like me to send it to you. God bless you for all that you do!!

  • William Schlumpf

    07/05/2019 09:42 AM

    Well said!
    We must educate and educate, especially the young who have not yet experienced life's lessons to mature into responsible voters. Over years of questioning many many people I heard over and over how they started their lives voting for Democrats and falling for their reckless promises then later in life realizing they had been duped over and over eventually leaving the democratic party. Repeatedly,
    I would hear "I used to be a Democrat." Of course that only holds true for sentient responsible unselfish people.

  • John revis

    07/05/2019 09:37 AM

    Yes Huck, overwhelming bureaucracy and homesteading Senators and Congresssmen & ‘women’.
    23 trillion dollars & counting
    In debt...

The type of leaders we need

3 minute read

July 5, 2019

We all knew a kid in school who just had to run everything.  Remember the classmate who insisted on picking the games you’d all play at recess, where you’d go after school, even who was “in” or “out” of your group?  In high school, that kid had a compulsive need to be the leader of every student organization.  You just wanted to say, “Hey!  You’re not the boss of me!”  Whatever happened to those kids? I wouldn’t be surprised if most ended up in government.  And as the recent Democratic “debates” proved, a pretty large percentage of them are currently running for President. 

I’m convinced the world is divided into people who just want to live their own lives and those who, for some reason, have an uncontrollable urge to tell everyone else how to live. Unfortunately, to that latter group, government seems like the ideal place to work.  As more of them gravitated toward government, Congress abdicated much of its legislating authority to unelected bureaucrats. Their bureaus grew and grew, and so did their regulations with the force of law (but no input from the people.)  Then one day, we looked up and discovered we had a crushing national debt and were paying huge salaries to an army of people who enforce how big your soda should be and who couldn’t be fired. That’s when sane people realized that government is the LAST place these control freaks needed to be.

The temptation for government to overreach is hardly new.  In fact, it stretches back to the beginning of recorded history, and I bet even earlier than that.  There’s a story in the ninth chapter of the book of Judges in the Old Testament about Gideon’s son Abimelech, who craved leadership and stature - not to serve the people but to control them and make them serve him.  He said, “Give me dominion over your lives, and I will simplify your existence.”  Wow, does that sound familiar?  It’s basically the entire 2020 Democratic platform.  Our government has taken us pretty far down that same road, but does your life seem any simpler -- or just a lot less free?

Anyway, back to Abimelech.  He had a very smart younger brother, Jotham, who came up with a clever tale about three trees: an olive tree, a fig tree, and a vine tree.   All three were fine trees that produced lots of fruit.  All were offered the exalted position of “King Of All Trees,” but all three turned it down.  The plant that wanted to be “King Of All Trees” was the bramble bush, a weak plant that produces no fruit at all.  Jotham’s point was that only the weak and nonproductive have the desire to rule everyone else.

When anyone aspires to a position of power, take a long, hard look.  If that person seemingly crawled out of the cradle with an ambition to be President, then beware!  Anytime someone talks about “running the country,” alarm bells should sound.  No one – not the President, not Congress, no one person – “runs the country.”  That’s why the Founders took such pains to divide and limit federal power, and why we need to reinstate those limits that have been blurred in recent years, whether by Presidents ruling via executive order or out-of-control judges legislating from the bench or unelected bureaucrats trying to influence the results of elections.  If we allow any one person or entity to ignore those limits and assume the power to run everything, we won’t be able to stop them when they run America into the ground.

We should pick leaders who resemble the trees in the Bible story that don’t need or crave power but that have shown they bear good fruit.  As it is said, by their fruits ye shall know them. Government has more than enough nuts already.

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Comments 26-41 of 41

  • jose escalera

    07/05/2019 11:45 AM

    Excellent analysis Mr. Huckabee

  • Anne Amato

    07/05/2019 11:33 AM

    Correction to previous....meant "when I hand delivered my ballot in 2016....not 2020!
    Doubt we have the ability to go "into the future".....yet!
    ..............
    Also meant to tell you that loved this excerpt from your column:
    "We should pick leaders who resemble the trees in the Bible story that don’t need or crave power but that have shown they bear good fruit. As it is said, by their fruits ye shall know them. Government has more than enough nuts already." ( : Thanks!

  • james randolph

    07/05/2019 11:32 AM

    The final verse of JUDGES is AMERICA'S MOTTO TODAY ...
    "...everyone did what was right in his own eyes..." [Judges 21:25b, NKJV]
    America, by majority, has abandoned the declared Word of GOD, and rejected His authority. America, has forgotten (or denied) that an AFTERLIFE exists, and GOD will judge.
    America needs to repent, and return to OUR heritage..
    We legislate according to our "own morality", not godly righteousness.
    https://www.equip.org/article/is-legislating-morality-biblical-2/
    [jim]

  • Anne Amato

    07/05/2019 11:26 AM

    Unfortunately, this was one of the most sadly depressing 4th of Julys (for many reasons) that I have ever experienced. The biggest reason was I actually expected to see widespread & non-partisan coverage of the celebration in DC. (i know...unrealistic). The one thing that actually made me feel better was your email columns...and music provided by Pat Reeder.

    Am so worried (due in part to NYC's decision to grant driver's licenses to illegals)....does possession of that guarantee them the right to vote in 2020?
    And...why there? And...do they not have to go through "driver's training" like the rest of us?

    My youngest grandchild...born in NJ (but living in a "blue" southern state) was DENIED a driver's PERMIT last year because his birth certificate had the "township" and not the "county" of birth! You would not believe what his parents had to endure (and spend) to obtain an official and revised certificate!

    Am afraid that we are being inundated by illegals who WILL be voting! Nobody in the media or government seems to be willing to address this issue....and it could be disastrous for this President! In the state in which I live...they do not even want to see an ID in order to cast a ballot. Took my mail in ballot in 2020..,went to get our my ID...told it was not necessary.
    And a LOT of ballots in this state are "mail-in" ballots.
    And ALL MAIL (even local to same locality) goes to the metro area (which is a sanctuary city) to be "sorted". Unless these are hand-delivered to the county seat in person.....and impossible and long trip for many....how many of those ballots reach the polling place in time to be counted....or....at all? How do we even KNOW they arrived? Tried asking...that did not "go over" very well at the county office.
    So...how many illegals will be voting in 2020? Am afraid there will be a LOT of them. But....appears that very little is being done.....(especially in this state)...and (to my knowledge) not even being discussed.

    Again....thank you so much for your emails!

  • TOMMIE CLARK

    07/05/2019 11:09 AM

    the dems need to be sent to china i personally have had enough of their stupid tricks we don't want soloism spelled wrong but u get the idea trump 2020

  • Matthew Soileau

    07/05/2019 11:08 AM

    Mr. Mike,
    Thank you presenting such a true encouragement to those who desire to be responsible with what we have so graciously been blessed with. Our freedoms, this country, they come with an incredible responsibility.

  • Doug Morgan

    07/05/2019 11:01 AM

    We need a Jotham in America today, to explain to some of our "bramble-bush" federal judges that people who have never done or accomplished anything except their demand to be heard, have no right to usurp the power of the other two branches of government. When did the pip-squeak judges gain the power to override the President and/or Congress, but even more the voice of the people?

  • James Harrison

    07/05/2019 10:56 AM

    Where we really need to start with leadership is back in the homes and not in government, education, the media and yes even the church. The family is where future citizens best learn the value of authority and get their moral foundation. And in case you haven't noticed we are running a tad low on both. "As goes the family. . . . . so goes the nation" www.naturalfamilyfoundation.com

  • Ron Bangert

    07/05/2019 10:56 AM

    My uncle, Harold Collier, was a U.S. Congressman from Illinois, a Statesman, and a representative of all citizens in his District, though a Republican by party. By the early 70's the bipartisan divides had become so bad, the power hunger so evident, he could no longer stand the politics of government and did not run for another term. 46 years ago.

    So, yes, we need true leaders.....the story is not over! But God......

  • Charles Simmons

    07/05/2019 10:53 AM

    Unchecked, massed Bramble Bush weeds choke life from cultivated areas ... hence, the dilemma

  • Louise Williams

    07/05/2019 10:20 AM

    Well said. Thank you.

  • Joe P

    07/05/2019 10:05 AM

    This is a perfect statement made by the great Mike Huckabee!!!! He defines the Dems perfectly!!!!

  • Edna Berniece (Murphy) Evans

    07/05/2019 09:58 AM

    Good Morning: July 5, 2019

    You would do well to be one of the several who periodically advise our President Donald Trump.
    He needs others who don't try to take his place, just advise well.

    This man will be a very special president who will take advice that is very well thought out and
    comprehensive.

    I have a paper that was sent to me by a wonderful lady, advising some of the past experiences
    of our president. I will search for that. You will like it!!!

    I may have to return to her to get it again. You will love this.

    Sincerely

    Berniece Evans
    Bono, Arkansas


  • Ricky Jackson

    07/05/2019 09:56 AM

    I did a study on this strange story about the trees that Jotham gave. It points to Jesus! The bramble (thorn bush) is a prophetic symbol of the Messiah. The Hebrew word is the same word used for the "burning bush"; it was also a thorn bush! It's a good study if you'd like me to send it to you. God bless you for all that you do!!

  • William Schlumpf

    07/05/2019 09:42 AM

    Well said!
    We must educate and educate, especially the young who have not yet experienced life's lessons to mature into responsible voters. Over years of questioning many many people I heard over and over how they started their lives voting for Democrats and falling for their reckless promises then later in life realizing they had been duped over and over eventually leaving the democratic party. Repeatedly,
    I would hear "I used to be a Democrat." Of course that only holds true for sentient responsible unselfish people.

  • John revis

    07/05/2019 09:37 AM

    Yes Huck, overwhelming bureaucracy and homesteading Senators and Congresssmen & ‘women’.
    23 trillion dollars & counting
    In debt...