John Kelly's emotional speech

October 20, 2017

There are certain moments in history when people allow themselves to get so swept up in current passions that they lose sight of what's really important. Fortunately, at those moments, we’ve always had someone step up and, in simple but searing words, shock and shame us back to our senses. When US Army counsel Joseph Welch demanded of Joseph McCarthy, "At long last, have you left no sense of decency?" that was such a moment. Another was when the Rev. Martin Luther King declared, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

Well, you may think I’m overstating the case, but I got some of that same shiver up my spine yesterday as I listened to White House Chief of Staff, former Marine General and Gold Star dad John Kelly give a remarkable lecture (it wasn’t a press conference, it was an old-fashioned talking-to) to the White House Press Corps, but also to every politician and media member in America, and to the entire culture at large.


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The subject was President Trump’s condolence calls to the parents of the four soldiers killed this week in a terrorist attack in Niger. A media frenzy had been set off by longtime Trump critic, Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson, who claimed to have overheard one phone call and accused Trump of being callous and unfeeling for allegedly telling the soldier’s widow that her husband knew what he had signed up for.

Kelly made the point that having been in that position too many times and from both sides (his son was killed in Afghanistan), he advised Trump not to make such calls because there’s nothing you can say to make it hurt less. But Trump does care about the military and wanted to call. So Kelly told him to say exactly that: that knowing the risk but volunteering to take it on anyway because they love this country so much is what makes our military people genuine heroes and the greatest 1% of Americans.


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Kelly, his voice filled with emotion, then talked about all the things that used to be sacred in America, but that had been tainted by partisan politics. His words deserve to be quoted in full:

“When I was a kid growing up, a lot of things were sacred in our country. Women were sacred and looked upon with great honor. That's obviously not the case anymore as we've seen from recent cases. Life — the dignity of life — was sacred, that's gone. Religion. That seems to be gone as well. Gold Star families — I think that left in the convention over the summer.”


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He went on to say that the last sacred thing left was that tragic condolence call to the family of a fallen soldier, and that he was “stunned” that a member of Congress would listen in and then attempt to use it for cheap partisan political gain. (For her part, Rep. Wilson seemed to revel in the attention, crowing that she was a “rock star” – if she really thinks that what she did is an achievement, then she is as dumb as a rock.)

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Please watch it all, including the beginning, where he traces every step taken from the death of a service member to that final phone call. It’s both instructive and heartbreaking.

As the far-left “progressive” movement has taken over the Democratic Party, we’ve seen their stated strategy put into play of politicizing everything, of allowing “no escapism” from their constant propagandizing. Hillary Clinton’s loss, which snatched away their long-sought goal of stacking the Supreme Court and gutting the Constitution, has sent this movement into hyperdrive.

Since last November, the media, liberal politicians, celebrities, college students and professors and the rest of the left’s constituency have been in full-bore, Trump-trashing tantrum mode 24/7. They have politicized the news, awards shows, movies, campuses, social media, live theater, music, late night comedy programs, the NFL and virtually every other corner of American life. There is no escaping their constant whining and trash-talking. Hillary even attacked President Trump this week not merely on foreign soil (another formerly sacred tradition now trashed), but in South Korea, even knowing it might embolden the nuclear-armed lunatic next door.


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From talking to Americans in my travels and online, I get a strong feeling that there is a rising tide of people fed up with this childish, selfish divisiveness from the preening left. Gen. Kelly spoke for them all when he drew a line: the deaths of our military members and the grief of their families are not for anyone to exploit for cheap political point-scoring.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of America entering World War I. I would challenge Rep. Wilson to read the famous poem “In Flanders Field” about the massive sacrifices made by the soldiers of that time (“In Flanders Field, the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row…”) If she still feels proud of herself for tainting that with her partisan grandstanding, then I can only ask this: “At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"

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  • Kay Pruitt

    10/23/2017 12:50 PM

    Well said. Both Gen Kelly and yourself.

  • Leonard

    10/21/2017 08:06 PM

    Praise the Lord Jesus Christ! Gen. Kelly did a great job! A backbone he has! Loved it! Need more like him to stand against the wicked!

  • Alice Musing

    10/21/2017 04:05 PM

    Correction to Susan Pumphrey - perhaps the poppies GROW in Flanders Field per Wikipedia, but most sources including Arlington Cemetery http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/flanders.htm quote the original poem correctly, i.e. they BLOW in Flanders Field.

  • tom jeffs

    10/21/2017 09:33 AM

    EAVESDROPPED is the proper word - - - - - - -

  • Michael Egbert

    10/21/2017 08:22 AM

    General Kelly gets nothing but praise from me for his coming forward to confront the monstrous atrocity committed by that alleged "congresswoman/rock star racist" from Florida who has a personal negative vendetta toward President Trump just like her California counterpart (MIZZ Waters). I listened to General Kelly's press conference and was touched by his sincerity and obvious struggle to contain his emotions. Guess whose story got the most attention...appalling - General Kelly I've got your 6.......

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    10/21/2017 08:19 AM

    If the media would just do their job and get behind this President, regardless of what they believe personally (he IS THE PRESIDENT) then a ton of stuff could get accomplished, FINALLY....undo the prejudice, the bias, and the stupidity, and just clean the swamp.

  • Susan Pumphrey

    10/21/2017 02:03 AM

    Poppies GROW in Flanders Field... Poppies do not BLOW in Flanders Field.

  • Jim Simpson

    10/20/2017 10:07 PM

    Governor thank you once again for your outstanding discernment and distribution of the facts. Today we forwarded a email to President Trump thanking him for his courage and strength especially given the media and so many forces are at work to negate his efforts to return our country to some degree of sanity and prosperity. Additionally we asked that he please pass our appreciation to General Kelly for reminding us how Americans should conduct themselves and the guts (remember a Marine is always as Marine) to give an instruction manual to the press. Especially when it comes to our military and its families. One of the commentators here has indicated we have lost all respect for each other, the only thing that counts is the agenda. Sadly they maybe be correct. The real truth is our real problem is we have forgotten to respect our Creator, put Him first in every aspect of our lives, and years we have removed Him from our lives and our nation. We need look no further than the Bible to find example upon example of what happens to the nations that refuse to obey Him, even the chosen ones. He has blessed this country with wealth, beauty and progress greater than any other in history in such short time frame. As usual He has given us a choice, if we return to Him in obedience He has promised to "heal" our country and we will learn to respect each other again. If not we will find our selves like the great dynasty's of the past, we will be judged severely and disappear from our lofty perch.

  • JAMES EUGENE BARBUSH

    10/20/2017 10:04 PM

    I thank General Kelly for explaining this sacred time that is given to families of fallen soldiers. I never knew how it was done. We needed to hear it.

  • Gloria

    10/20/2017 09:43 PM

    Evil begets evil. The only way to fight evil is with the truth. Keep telling the truth Mike, John Kelly, and President Trump. We will win.

  • Frank E. Campos

    10/20/2017 09:38 PM

    Mike; You are a Blessing to us all, keeping us informed with reality. Like the Bible says, Ye shall know them by there Fruits, Your Daughter Sarah is Awesome Too!

  • Cathie Zeien

    10/20/2017 09:22 PM

    How fortunate our country is to have Gen. Kelly as Chief of Staff! That was a wonderful presser he gave and for that brainless congresswoman to turn this into a political carnival and the MSM flunkies taking her side is absolutely disgusting. Now I see that some internet sites are reporting that Wilson is accusing Gen. Kelly of lying! How dare she!
    I agree with Gen. Kelly --- she's an empty barrel -- and empty barrels make the most noise because they're EMPTY!

  • dolores parsons

    10/20/2017 09:22 PM

    I am the daughter of a WWII veteran, the wife of a Vietnam veteran, and the mother of a soldier who served during peace time. I have tremendous respect for the Military. It is the very last "rite of passage" left in this sorry society. General Kelly hit it out of the field. Nothing more needs to be said. I remember when the Michael Vick fighting dog ring was uncovered, I cried for the dogs and I cried for Mr. Vick, a human soul that had gone so far astray. I feel the same deep sorrow for Rep. Wilson, who is equally lost on so many similar levels. Today I cry for our President and our Gold Star families, and I cry for Ms. Williams, a human soul who has gone so far astray. I hope she overcomes her racism and hatred before it is too late.

  • Marvin Walerstein

    10/20/2017 09:10 PM

    I tried to leave Frederica a comment on face book. All very proper, no unseemly language. This is what I wrote "Shame on you. I wish I lived in Florida in your district so that I could make it a point to NEVER VOTE FOR YOU. You're a disgrace. Maybe you should quit politics and try to become a rock star, but I'm sure you would fail at that just as you've failed at being human."
    This is what FB posted "Unable to post comment."

  • Nancy Glavan

    10/20/2017 08:16 PM

    I though General Kelly's speech was amazing -- I was almost 'spell-bound' by his heart-felt comments. One never knows what to say to someone who has lost a family member -- I know for myself my attempts at comfort are far from enough, nor do they always come out how I had planned them. I praise President Trump for wanting to personally tell these Gold Star families how much their sacrifice means to him. Thank you for bringing General Kelly's remarks to the attention of those who may have missed this eloquent defense of President Trump.

  • Marcia Standifer

    10/20/2017 07:43 PM

    General Kelly's remarks were just what the Dems need to understand. Loved his reference to Rep. Wilson as an "empty barrel". And your daughter Sarah's followup clarification at the White House: "All hat, no cattle" - that was priceless, Mike!
    ( as a P.S.: your e-mail crew needs to find a new advertising venue that does not promote scam products using conservative voices for "proof". "PowerInbox" has offered the "Apollo Mental Clarity pill", promoted as an IQ and memory booster by: Stephen Hawking, Ben Carson (claiming he won a Nobel prize for it) and Bill O'Reilly, no less! Also see ads for other incredible claims such as fat burner supplements, love handle reducers, etc. Surely there are hosts that can send your emails without ads that strain our credulity. Besides, most of your readers are probably smart enough to know these are scams (after all, thats why we follow your columns, Governor, and not MSNBC or CNN, right?) )

  • Marcia Standifer

    10/20/2017 07:25 PM

    General Kelly's remarks were just what the Dems need to understand. Loved his reference to Rep. Wilson as an "empty barrel". And your daughter Sarah's followup clarification at the White House: "All hat, no cattle" - that was priceless, Mike!
    ( as a P.S.: your e-mail crew needs to find a new advertising venue that does not promote scam products using conservative voices for "proof". "PowerInbox" has offered the "Apollo Mental Clarity pill", promoted as an IQ and memory booster by: Stephen Hawking, Ben Carson (claiming he won a Nobel prize for it) and Bill O'Reilly, no less! Also see ads for other incredible claims such as fat burner supplements, love handle reducers, etc. Surely there are hosts that can send your emails without ads that strain our credulity. Besides, most of your readers are probably smart enough to know these are scams (after all, thats why we follow your columns, Governor, and not MSNBC or CNN, right?) )

  • Sharon & Jim Adams

    10/20/2017 06:52 PM

    Thank you! You are a beacon on the hill! I can always depend on your common sense, your moral high ground when I read your comments about

    the left media propaganda! I wish more people could see through the lies, it's so shameful! Thank you for being out there trying to keep us informed and a voice of reason and truth!

  • Debra Ginsberg

    10/20/2017 06:40 PM

    Mike you need to STOP demeaning Kim Jung-in calling him a lunatic. He is NOT and you are recklessly endangering this country along with Trump belittling and disrespecting him by doing so. You seem not to understand the facts of the N Korea situation.
    That country had a Christian revival years ago. Pyong-gang means land of peace. That young man is called by GOD to BE the great leader that he is referred to - WHEN he leads his people back to Jesus. Calling to destroy him or his country is not the will of God. HE protects his country from the disgusting influences of the west, as he is obligated to do as the leader of his country. For ex, there was a story of S Korea blasting atrocious heavy metal music over the border, and N Korea's response was to take balloons filled with cig butts and dump them on their side. This is brilliant and shows they understand how toxic that music is. The music business is run by illuminati devil worshippers who pray demons onto the masters of the records, so it is all spiritually poisoned.
    More importantly N korea is one of the FEW countries left on earth NOT controlled by the Rothschild banking cabal who are BEHIND ALL WARS for hundreds of years. They want control over every country on earth.
    A year ago Putin kicked them out of Russia . He had the right idea. The way to make world peace is for Putin OR Kim or ANYONE go to the UN General Assembly and suggest ALL COUNTRIES mutiny together against the Rothschilds. Say "Every country from now on will make OUR OWN MONEY instead of using THEIRS. I call it THE PEOPLE'S MONEY. Let every PERSON take paper, write MONEY on it and make as much as you want. People say "nobody will work", Wrong. All people will then be free to do whatever God has called them to do- many jobs are done for that purpose, not for money. For example, cops, firemen, musicians, writers, teachers, fix-it people. People will gravitate to what they are good at and gives them peace which comes from God. People can stay home and raise their kids and homeschool them and avoid all the toxic indoctrination going on in the public schools which now teach kids not how to read, but how to have anal sex which they call normal, multiple gender ideology which will make them mentally ill and other lunacies.
    IF Donald goes to the UNGA and proposes the Peoples money we will have world peace
    General Wesley Clark your neighbor in Little Rock, who ran for president, testified that after 9-11 he was at the Pentagon and was told by the generals they had received a directive to overturn 7 countries in 5 years in the middle east and north Africa to get hegemony over those areas. That is exactly what we have done. The bombing and destruction we created in Libya, Syria, Iraq is all about the money system. Those 7 countries and N Korea were the last ones left on earth that were not Rothshild controlled. For hundreds of years they have printed money and loaned it to all countries at interest thereby creating all our fake national debts, which should be renounced. When Greece tried to do it, they threatened him so he caved and agreed to IMF loans. The US and NATO are a money protection racket for the Rothschilds. Any country that tries to print their own money we bomb into oblivion. Libya for ex. Kaddafi wanted to create a pan-African currency. Rothschilds didn't like that. Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Syria, all know they are on the list.
    N Korea knows that if he does not have nukes we will invade. HE saw what happened to Iraq and Libya when the agreed to give up theirs - they were betrayed by the US and bombed. He would be a fool to go down that road.
    He sends up missiles to say DONT INVADE.
    When the US and S Korea do military exercise on his border, it is like Nazis marching in Skokie. Provocative. WE are endangering world peace, not him. He knows they are not rehearsing a tea party but an invasion. he would be foolish to think otherwise.
    Every world leader that we want to destroy we tell the same lies about - they kill their own people. Bashar Asad has said they have used that as a pretext to invade his country for years. Listen to him for 5 minutes and it is obvious he is no genocidal maniac. The man was an eye doctor living in England when his dad died and he was called back to lead his country. When was the last time you went to an eye doctor that was a genocidal maniac on the side?
    its absurd.
    The US is described in Jeremiah 50 as the Hammer of the earth and God says it will be judged.
    Putin who is being used by God to stand up for Christian values, has said about the US and new world order "If you want to worship the devil by all means, but leave Russia out of it"
    The message OUR president or Sec of State SHOULD be giving these other countries is that they are right about the US - we have lost our moral standing. By aborting 50 million of our own babies and sending drones to kill their children, why should they respect us? That's not a reason to call the US the Great Sat-? They have a point. Our leaders need to tell theirs You are right. Our country has become a disgrace - promoting abortion, same sex "marriage" and other insanities. IF we tell those leaders THAT then they will say "maybe they're not as crazy as we think" They need to see evidence of sanity in OUR leaders. We cant keep lying for the Rothschilds.
    3 years ago I went down to the Empire State building to pray for this country since we are an empire. I was standing across the st with my guitar. God said to me "You can save this country" and the Holy Spirit fell on me. I asked what he had in mind - to pray or run for office. 2 weeks later he said "You could be Huckabee's running mate" THEN I had a dream where I told you "This country needs a pastor in chief" I came over to Fox news and told you, so you ran for president. But then you went to Little Rock to launch big mistake. YOu should have kept the show longer and launched from NYC where the media is. God had told me to help you. For years I tried to talk to you about coming on the show and exposing the atheist mental health system which has been falsely calling Christians schizophrenic for 50 years since Freud, for saying God speaks to us. The whole mental health system is unconstitutional - violates the 1st amendment for religious freedom. These issues recently about wedding cakes and gay marriage certificates are NOTHING compared to what has been going on for 50 years. Christians are destroyed all the time by the mental health system. I spent 7 years in various places on the drugs, which destroy people and are deadly. Each time I got out, mostly by escaping, I had to pray for Jesus to heal my brain. They destroy thinking, ability to pray, creativity. I am a lifelong musician/composer. When I was on them I heard no music in my head, forgot all my music and scriptures. Nobody on those drugs is criminally responsible. THEY are the biggest threat to humanity. They destroy peoples free will by hypnotizing them which endangers their ability to get saved and avoid hell. l/4 of the people in this country now take those drugs. This is a major crisis and is why 7 years ago God told me "If you sink your teeth into this issue I'll give you the presidency" I was so appalled at the idea of running that he shut up about it. I kept trying to talk to various GOP presidential candidates to get them to talk about the danger of psych drugs. God had you sponsor a GOP debate and I got there late. Finally God started telling me Its your testimony . For others its just talking points. He was preparing me to run for office to address this issue. In l998 God had sent me into the psych system to be a witness against it, after I became a CHRISTIAN.I am jewish. I wrote the book Manual for Transformational Healing- God's Answer to Psychiatry and escaped. left the disc at the psych ward. Then God sent me back - to get the book . I escaped again. The book is free on my website 1prophetspeaks.com
    I wrote in the book that every governor and the president should sign executive orders overriding all the unconstitutional state mental health laws. I didn't realize God was preparing ME to run for office and do it myself. I spent 2 years in a psych ward with my room overlooking the MA state house after writing that book. Now I see the reason.
    2 years ago in April God said to me "I'll give you the presidency" For 2 months I argued with God and said "how about if I just help Donald?" Finally God said "let him be president" But he is my responsibility since I made him president.
    Prior to THAT - God had told me to sing in the subway under his International Hotel in Columbus Circle NYC I played a song for 8 hours called ASK which I later recorded in Central Park. It is a prayer for restoration of this country. The chorus is Heal us save us let us be restored. Heal us save us Jesus you are Lord. The verses explain the Gospel Here is a link http://www.1prophetspeaks.com/ASK.mp3
    Then I ended up playing on my guitar, Israel song which had made peace in Israel after the gaza rockets were flying a few years ago. Some lady smoked a cig near me then the cops came . all of that happened the day before Donald made his presidential announcement. I didn't realize I was interceding for it but that was what was happening.
    I believe if I had just played the first song he would have launched a different campaign. Playing Israel song and her smoking contaminated my prayer. Israel is obsessed with a wall. That is where all the wall stuff came from. AND I was raped in Israel by an Israeli after I prayed for a husband at the wailing wall after being molested by Arabs all over Israel. So that is where Donald picked up Mexican Rapist stuff from - he was thinking about Mexico but my intersession conflated Israel and Mexico and that is why the rapist stuff came up.
    I was mortified after hearing his announcement. I asked God What did I do - launch Frankentrump? Did her cig smoking do all that? God said "There's something else' I asked "why does trump sound like Hitler" God told me to google Trump -Hitler. Up came an article in Vanity Fair - an interview with ivana trump talking about how some man gave Donald a book of Hitler Speeches which she said he had in a cabinet near the bed and read sometimes. THis was no good. I sent him twitter messages telling him to get rid of that book. The demons from that book have ben affecting him. HE needs to get rid of it.Burn it .
    God wants him to be a pastor in chief - get born again by speaking in tongues and keep supporting Christian principles.
    Donald also needs to stop taking a pill which has caffeine and gives him all kinds of energy - it is the reason he gets into twitter feuds late at night . God stopped me from drinking coffee 20 years ago. IT is an opening for spirits of mania, confus, addiction.
    NOT clear thinking.
    3 months ago God said to me "Go into government" and the Holy Spirit fell on me. Then he told me to run for mayor of NYC which I am on the CLEAR THINKers party. That is an anti-drug party. I will ban public smoking, pot and coffee. Whats wrong with coffee THe whole world can now understand - Donald Trump.
    NYC now has functional recreational legal pot. It is a nightmare Most musicians smoke it in the park, which has been the only place I have had to pray for Trump. Their smoking interferes with my prayers for him. One day he met with PUtin> I was in the park across from Eric Trump's building praying. When I stopped they stopped talking.
    God had me live in a church 20 years ago for 2 years playing piano alone at night being trained as an intercessor.
    I played piano since 3. Around 7 I had the thought "I am put on earth to do music and it is holy"
    God had me write a book for Musicians, all of whom are called to be prophets. I am named after one and that is another sign of the calling on me as a prophetess. You are also one being a musician. We have a similar call - musician called to go into government. Bill Clinton plays sax But I don’t think he understands the call as a prophet. In the old testament ALL musicians were prophets. We need to be sanctified no drugs to fulfill this call. The book is
    WHAT KIND OF MUSICIAN ARE YOU GOING TO BE? GODs call to musicians.
    Trump is also called to be a prophet. I was supposed to counsel him to understand the calling but I could not figure out what to say to him and how before he went to DC. Saying something negative is dangerous. Words are creative not descriptive. I know trump is a prophet by his hair among other things. I wrote an article
    Every family has a resident prophet saying they are the kids and teens with blue hair. Everyone always makes fun of his hair. He Should say “Im creative with my hair because Im a prophet.” He doesn’t understand who he is so he doesn’t know how to defend himself.
    Also Trump SHOULD tell the media (of course I colluded with Putin – TO AVOID WWIII which the Rothschids want. Got a problem with that? You want WWIII? Hillary was their puppet . Her emails show a cozy relationship with Sir Evelyn Rothschild and his wife. That’s why she supported bombing Libya.

    I made Trump president. I put a link to my song ASK under his name and yours and others. it energized him and others. ON my website under my Articles by Category page I had names of some politicians with articles about them or for them to read. wrote them as briefing materials for Trump and you and others. I had Trump on top. I knew intuititively that he was number 1 because I had him on top. One day he did a rally where he told them to take a guys coat who was protesting. I said "God I cant abide this" So God said MOVE HIM. I moved You and Carson on top of Trump. THe next day Trump said he was not doing the debate in Iowa so Cruz won. A few days later God told me to move Trump back on top. I did so he was Number 1 again. He did not win by insulting people or using rolling stones music. He won due to this song. There is a battle going on for Him and this country. Trump was right about Bush having low energy. He wasn’t even on my list
    The day after Trump threatened N Korea we had 3 hurricanes and fires in CA. An object lesson in James 3 which says the tongue can set a mans life on the fires of hell. But the good news about the fires in CA is that they are burning up all the pot. The LAST thing this country needs is more legal pot. It is the drug described in Brave new World which will keep people happy and apathetic. It was used to derail the hippy generation from Vietnam protests. it was used to derail the Occupy movement and any political dissidents.
    NYC had functional legal pot since Gov Cuomo signed a medical pot law. NOw the millennials smoke it all over the sidewalks and parks making others involuntarily high.
    I wrote a song MAKE AMERICA SANE AGAIN that is a prayer that can be used for all kinds of things
    I want to make NYC a city again - it is a giant ashtray masquerading as a city which is really the other jewish country.
    listen to it on my music samples page on my website. 1prophetspeaks.com
    I want to come on your show and talk about these issues and my running for office.
    see my articles
    Use lawyers not bombs how Iran became Christian and everyone lived happily ever after
    I'm running for mayor of the other jewish country & I invite Bloomberg to be prime minister
    Squirrel Command Center (tell Sarah to tell Donald to read this - it will help him with Congress)
    NYC mayoral candidate has cure for depression
    Baron Trump for president (this will make world peace)
    Please tell Sarah to send her email to me -her phone number So I can transmit messages to Donald. I need to speak to him.
    2 years ago God told me to warn him not to use the Sec Svce that they would bug him and JFK him.
    I sent a twitter message Last summer I was proven right about the bugs - everyone was saying Trump Tower was bugged.

  • Suzanne Ryan

    10/20/2017 06:23 PM

    I look forward to reading your posts. I do not watch national news any longer and you know why.
    I am concerned about your health because I want you to stick it out for the long haul. Please take
    care of yourself. God bless you.

  • Patti Sharpe

    10/20/2017 06:07 PM

    The problem is that all those who are acting as this congresswoman acted have lost all perspective but the self-gratifying perspective that whatever they think is right, and anything is justifiable in the furtherance of their cause. They have become literally incapable of seeing their actions and words as anything but vindicated by their agenda. Hurt whom you need to hurt, disrespect whom you need to disrespect, discredit whom you need to discredit. Any lie or attack or course of action is acceptable for the cause. We cannot fix that mindset with any appeal to logic or rationale or decency. You can't fix a blind man by "logicking" them to sight. You ignore what you can, accommodate what you can, and go on doing what you know to do without them when they insist on following the other blind men into the ditch. Thank God that at least we have Governor Huckabee to show us the other perspectives and information the liberals are so invested in hiding from the nation.

  • David E. Anderson

    10/20/2017 06:02 PM

    I am not from a military family and have never lost a loved one on the battlefield. However, John Kelly's heartfelt comments regarding the situation with the Congresswoman who politicized Mr. Trump's call to a family member of one of the slain soldiers aparked a tremendous sense of outrage in me. I agree 100% with his observations about what this country has lost: respect for women, respect for life, respect for religion, and respect for gold star families. His words also helped me realize that we are back on the road to restoring what always made America great. This is truly a people's war, and one we will win.

  • Gretchen Grant

    10/20/2017 05:53 PM

    Is there nothing these far left, Trump bashing, attention seeking liberals won't sink too???? Rock Star???? Is she joking. Thank goodness for people like General Kelly setting the record straight. If this had been a "white boy" would she have cared? I think not. Our prayers are always with our military, their families, both of whom sacrifice so much, and our President.

  • Cathy Urias

    10/20/2017 05:43 PM

    May God bless and have mercy on our great land! Thanks for all you and your family do!

  • Maren Johnson

    10/20/2017 02:11 PM

    I hope someone will point out to Congresswoman Wilson that La David Johnson is the "rock star" here, not her.

  • Vivian Foster

    10/20/2017 02:04 PM

    I thought this was amazing. I pray that a majority of Americans will listen to the entire audio of Gen. Kelly's comments. And for the congresswoman who politicized this phone call to become, in her own words, a "rock star", I can only say "shame on you".

  • Karen J Apollonio

    10/20/2017 12:51 PM

    Wonderful speech reminding us that it's not just a political game being played in Washington...there's a reality of a valiant soldier giving their life for our country. John Kelly has been on both sides of it, and it says a lot about his character and integrity that he gave the press that lesson. Hopefully it did not fall on deaf ears.
    Thanks for sharing this story. I don't watch much news anymore (not that the MSM would have reported it anyway), so I'm glad to have seen it here.
    God bless you for your work for this country....and I pray for your daughter (who is a wonderful role model ) who has the difficult task of daily dealings with the press.

  • Karen J Apollonio

    10/20/2017 12:50 PM

    Wonderful speech reminding us that it's not just a political game being played in Washington...there's a reality of a valiant soldier giving their life for our country. John Kelly has been on both sides of it, and it says a lot about his character and integrity that he gave the press that lesson. Hopefully it did not fall on deaf ears.
    Thanks for sharing this story. I don't watch much news anymore (not that the MSM would have reported it anyway), so I'm glad to have seen it here.
    God bless you for your work for this country....and I pray for your daughter (who is a wonderful role model ) who has the difficult task of daily dealings with the press.

  • Susan Dyar

    10/20/2017 12:07 PM

    We all needed to hear General Kelly's speech. It was mesmerizing and very informative. I have the utmost respect and admiration for him. How do you go on after losing a son and so many under your command? He laid it on the line yesterday and bless him, he certainly needs our prayers.
    I hope this so called Congresswoman has driven a nail in the Democrat's coffin. She has evoked a massive response on Facebook and most comments are very unfavorable toward her.

  • Sherry Garcia

    10/20/2017 12:00 PM

    I love reading your thoughts every day. I know that what I'm reading is not fake news. Thanks for your contribution and love your new show. Only saw it once since it's on too late. Also.....your daughter is fabulous! Beautiful and smart and takes no bs. Love her!