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September 14, 2021
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This weekend marks 20 years since Islamic radical terrorists flew airplanes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and would have flown a 4th plane into the Capitol or White House except that passengers on that plane wrestled the controls away from the hijackers and the plane went down in Shanksville, PA. 3000 innocent people were murdered in the space of a few minutes in a cowardly attack that shook the nation more powerfully than anything since Pearl Harbor. One of the reasons the events of that day are seared into the deepest recesses of our souls is that we saw it play out on live television. Some of the images, especially of desperate people jumping from the Towers to escape the fireball of the airliners exploding or the soot-covered people in business attire stumbling away from the collapsing buildings are images we can’t unsee.

We all remember exactly where we were that day and what we were doing when we saw the planes hit. Like the JFK assassination for those of us old enough to remember it, or the Challenger explosion, there are moments in our lives where an event so stunned us that time seemed to stand still and we had to catch our breath from the sheer shock of what our eyes had told us.

In the hours, days, and weeks following 9-11, America was united like I had never witnessed. Flags flew everywhere—on office buildings, residences, and cars. And no one took a knee. Members of Congress from both parties stood together on the Capitol steps and sang a hymn. Churches were filled with people praying. Young men and women put aside their studies or their lives to enlist in the military. America was at war. And we were united.

Here’s what didn’t happen. People didn’t divide among lines of race, gender, political party, or sexual identity. No sane person blamed America or systemic racism or white rage. If we really were a racist, imperialistic, evil country, surely we would have been told that by members of Congress. But we weren’t told that. Because we weren’t an evil country. And let me tell you, we aren’t an evil country now. Imperfect? Sure, but still the best place on God’s green earth.

We’ve allowed America-hating academics and outright Marxists to tell us we’re all racists. We’ve had frightened CEO’s down on their knees apologizing to total strangers for some symbolic repentance of sins they can’t even recall or name. And we’ve watched otherwise responsible corporate boards pretend to be “woke” and demand their employees get instruction in some nutty nonsense called Critical Race Theory that only serves to divide people when there is so much to unite us as people blessed by God to live in a nation where color isn’t what we’re about—character is. That’s the beautiful message from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and it’s never been more needed.

9-11 was a slap in our face and it was a rude awakening to the real evil in our world. An ideology that hates America, hates freedom, hates equality for women or people of color is the ideology that attacked us. It remains a threat to our freedom and our way of life. Ultimately, the battle we faced then and the one we still face now is a spiritual battle. Will the Judeo-Christian framework we were built upon remain our foundation, or will we surrender to a fanatic world-view that believes women are property who don’t deserve an education or identity and that killing innocent people for a political cause is okay? Instead of apologizing for America, we ought to unapologetically affirm our love for America. And no better day to do that than a day which reminds us who we really are.

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  • Kenneth A Lilley

    09/20/2021 12:17 PM

    Dear Governor Huckabee, Would you please repost an explanation of how the vaccines work, and how they are effective. I have learned long ago that covid19 has an average mortality rate of less than 1%. Now some of our conservative “leaders” including you, and Pres Trump are encouraging getting “jabbed”. Your recommendations do NOT follow the science, and I have lost my faith in you and those like you and Trump to lead us forward. A true leader, when armed with the scientific truth, would not have helped to further the legitimacy of this overly hyped “deadly pandemic”. I trust I’ll never back from you, in that I have commented before and gotten no response. I will continue to pray that The LORD will encourage you to jump off the political fence and lead us forward in truth and faith. Sincerely, Ken Lilley

  • Phyllis W. Holley

    09/20/2021 10:53 AM

    A wonderful, much needed message for our country to hear. Thank you so much for telling all of us what we need to be reminded about. God bless you greatly and your family!! I love my country and want it to be a good place for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren to grow up in.

  • L P

    09/18/2021 04:17 PM

    Amen! I agree!

  • Rogena L Smith

    09/16/2021 01:20 PM

    You are so inspiring, Mr. Huckabee! And I appreciate you more than you know. When I started taking your newsletter. It not only informed me about what was going on, but in the end you always give me that hope and assurance to keep looking up and not just around. I have been a Christian for many years, and I pray for my country and my leaders. I also pray for you and your staff to keep telling the truth! As I don't listen to the news on TV anymore, I catch Dan B every once in a while. I will leave you with a couple of my favorite verses: Romans 8:28, Psalm 138:8 Love you all, you do my heart good! ?? In Christ Love,
    Gena Smith??

  • Sheryl Stevens

    09/16/2021 11:25 AM

    Amen. Amen. Once again you are right on Governor Huckabee!
    I watch your program almost every weekend (with my husband) and agree with most of your commentaries. They inspire me to speak up at home and work (when I can).
    I believe you are one of the smartest men in America. I just want to thank you for speaking the truth and saying the things I believe also.

  • JANIE M SKILLINGS

    09/15/2021 10:01 PM

    Thank you so much for your posts. You are amazing and I appreciate you so very much.

  • Clifford Totten

    09/15/2021 09:33 PM

    One needs but to look words the United Nations to find the real cause for 9-11. The World Trade
    was one of there babes, and to this day they have not said a word about that which had taken place! Why?
    They needed a reason to advance their concept of a New World Order, however they failed to realize that part of the world (Just Like China) would not play along. "The UN would not be able to dominate that region (even by military force).
    Cliff...

  • Kenny h. Glover

    09/15/2021 06:22 PM

    I'm 73 and I've watched our morals turn upside down. It seems the more bad this party does the stronger they get. Whats up?

  • Heidi L Holt

    09/15/2021 01:06 PM

    Hello, Mr. Huckabee!
    I discovered your show on TBN about one year ago and have been a fan ever since. You, Mr. Huckabee, are the voice of reason in our chaotic world! I live in the beautiful mountain town of Scottsboro, AL. Scottsboro has a racial history that is not pretty. You may be familiar with the famous case known as "The Scottsboro Boys" and the injustice that was done to that group of young, black men many years ago. Fast forward to present day Scottsboro ---- We are peaceful town with both black and white city and school leaders. Our town recently painted several murals on the buildings of downtown Scottsboro. One of them was a mural depicting "The Scottsboro Boys". We wanted to honor these young men for the wrong that was done to them. And yes, it is true that it is decades to late to help them - but it is also decades ahead of future generations that we possibly can help. We want to remember! Not to show that at one time racism spawned its ugly head (via Satan) and people of color were not always treated fairly --- nor were "poor white trash" for that matter --- but to show how one incident does not define who we can become in the future! When children ask who these men are painted on the wall, we can tell them the story of the injustice that took place and the healing that came from that injustice! Keep the monuments because that is how questions arise!
    I hear a lot about schools and businesses in Tennessee and Florida amid the Covid crisis. As a retired public school teacher, let me include Alabama in the list of schools that is doing what is best for children! First, let me give a shout out to our wonderful teachers and school staff who taught "IN SCHOOL AND VIRTUAL LEARNING" all at the same time! A special "hoorah" to those school nurses who constantly answered worried parent questions both day and night! Who had the difficult task of sending children home from school to quarantine when they were exposed to a possible positive person. A "high five" to our students who went back to a "concrete" school so excited to be with their friends and in a learning environment that wearing a mask seemed normal! Alabama schools, for the most part, remained open for traditional learning during the 2020-2021 school year and so far for the 2021-2022 school year. Our Governor Ivy opened dine-in restaurants and small businesses as quick as possible last year with guidelines in place. While I don't agree on everything that comes out of Montgomery, she has been a leader with a lot of sense during this pandemic and has not given in to the fears and mandates stemming from the current Biden Administration.
    Mr. Huckabee, again I thank you for your honest comments and reporting of world news.

  • joanne morgan

    09/15/2021 12:18 PM

    Can you explain to me how it is that the government is supposed to be working for us, when we cannot fire them for lying, keeping secrets, cheating, stealing, etc.? In any other business, the bosses can do that. I just don't understand how this works differently with congress. Why can't we take a vote before our representative makes the decision of what we want? They don't ask us. We have to believe what they say when they run for office. Shouldn't it... couldn't it, be considered a crime for them to say one thing and then do a 160?