July 25, 2018

For eight years, Iran’s leaders chanted “Death to America,” threatened the US and Israel, and brutally crushed public uprisings against them, and the Obama Administration responded with looks of measured concern, a sweetheart nuclear deal never approved by the Senate and a literal planeload of cash. 

Last week, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani pulled the same tactics with President Trump, threatening to block the Strait of Hormuz, through which Middle Eastern oil is shipped, if Trump escalates sanctions on Iran, and warning that any US hostility to Iran would result in the “mother of all wars."  And he learned that there is, indeed, a new sheriff in town.  Or more accurately, that there is finally a sheriff in town.  Trump responded to him via Twitter with the following message (the ALL-CAPS are the President’s):


Naturally, the response from Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) was to run around in panicked circles and collapse onto their fainting couches.  Trump is being blasted for his “angry” tweet, his response has been described as “terror” and “madness,” and some are suggesting that Congress quickly pass a bill preventing Trump from launching a nuclear attack on Iran.  Just as Gary Cooper learned in “High Noon,” when everyone else in your town is a coward, you have to face down the bad guys alone.

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What Trump did with those tweets is called “his job” as Commander-in-Chief: to protect America against threats both foreign and domestic.  That phrase isn’t included in the Presidential Oath, but it is in the oaths of every Congress and service member, so you’d think Congress members would understand what Trump was doing in making it crystal clear that if Iran crosses the United States, it will pay an unimaginable price.  They aren’t helping matters by rushing to undercut him and assure Iran that if they’ll tie their own President’s hands to keep him from doing anything to response to Iran’s threats. 


Iran responded predictably with more threatening bluster via official media channels, but there’s no question that the message Trump sent arrived loud and clear, and not just to Iran’s President and Mullahs but to the Iranian people who have been filling the streets demanding change and looking for signs of support from the US that never came during the Obama years.  Despite all the liberals getting the vapors, that might one day be seen as one of the most consequential tweets of all time.  Imagine if Twitter had been around in the ‘80s and Reagan had tweeted, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”  Those of us who were around back then recall that a lot of liberals got the vapors over that one, too.  They were always screaming that that crazy Reagan was going to start a nuclear war by standing up to the USSR, calling them an “evil empire,” pressing ahead with developing a space-based missile defense system, etc.  Instead, he brought down the USSR without firing a shot. 


There was a bestselling book in the ‘80s that I keep thinking of every time I see the left repeat the same dumb mistakes with the same unfounded self-assurance.  It was called “All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten." One thing most of us learned in kindergarten is that bullies are more likely to attack those who appear weak and less likely to attack those who appear strong, and not the other way around. Maybe some of our distinguished members of Congress and the press should go retake kindergarten and learn that lesson before they give any more aid and comfort to America's enemies.


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  • Roy Kemp

    07/29/2018 04:07 PM

    Reference “Sanctuary Cities”
    Since the sanctuary cities want the illegal aliens despite their criminal records, why not send them ALL the illegals that ICE rounds up?

  • Leonard Lugo

    07/29/2018 10:37 AM

    Yes! A Sheriff in town! President Trump and Vice President Pence have a Backbone! God knew "warriors" were needed! That's who He put in! Your on God's side,you going to win! Inspite of wicked Hillary Clinton! Darkness hates the Light!

  • Twila Beaubien

    07/29/2018 10:12 AM

    I can’t thank you enough for all you do for The USA. I love reading your articles and agree with probably just about everything you say!
    And I absolutely LOVE your daughter! Way to go! You and your wife did an excellent job raising her. She is a responsible level headed member of society and I’m looking forward to watching her career in the future.
    I support President Trump and am so glad we finally have a president who isn’t afraid to get positive necessary things done to help the American people and put the foreign freeloader countries in their place.
    Keep on keeping on Governor Huckabee as God will continue to bless you and His ministry through you. Sincerely, Twila Beaubien

  • David C Brubaker

    07/29/2018 09:01 AM

    Great article "Death to America". We get it! By the way I grew up in Gulf Breeze just up the road from your Fla home. I lived in Batesville, Arkansas from 79 to 89 during the Clinton era. Love your words here and on TBN an Fox.

  • james hanlon

    07/28/2018 05:50 PM

    good article., stand with the president

  • Bruce Deming

    07/27/2018 08:59 PM

    Most kindergarten's wouldn't accept a lot of our current congress due to their inability to behave. They would be required to complete a pre-school curriculum prior to attending kindergarten.

  • Bill Mills

    07/27/2018 08:47 PM

    "High Noon" is my favorite movie, and President Trump is going a good job filling the role of Will Kane, He is doing the right thing in so many aspects of the Presidency, despite pushback from his own party and so-called "experts". Can you imagine how much more he could accomplish, if the press would treat him fairly and his own party stand with him?

  • Linda Hebert

    07/27/2018 06:16 PM

    Well said Governor! For those of us who remember who Gary Cooper was and remember the movie "High Noon," Thank God that President Trump "Is the sheriff" that "Was MIA" from 2008-2016. God Bless President Trump and all who support him. God's light of truth is shining brightly over our world, causing the swamp creatures to shriek, squirm, and frantically attempt to bury themselves deeper into the sludge of the swamp for fear of being exposed.
    "Therefore do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known" Matt 10:25-26 (NASB).

  • carole braden

    07/27/2018 04:40 PM

    so glad a president is standing up for our country and putting America first haven't seen this since harry truman

  • Tamiko Anderson

    07/27/2018 03:16 PM

    Dear: Mr. Huchabee, Thank you for being a much needed hero, yourself. We can always count on the facts from you. If I never read any other news I will be well informed reading your articles and watching your show, please continue. I might add done with much elegance and humor.

  • Rosalie Gilliland

    07/27/2018 03:12 PM

    A real AMERICAN President at last! Our days of groveling are over. Americans never got used to it, and we never will. Soon we'll see Iran spin and do tricks for this President, just like every other leader who has negotiated with Trump has. Funny how the American left becomes apoplectic every time Trump opens his mouth, whereas world leaders are transformed after speaking with him.

  • Larry Poirier (AKA: Larry the bald guy on the LEFT Coast!)

    07/27/2018 02:09 PM

    Hooray for our PRESIDENT!!!
    Would that all our elected officials could stand up for our country like this!!

    and God Bless the USA.

  • Amelia Little

    07/27/2018 01:51 PM

    I have long said--why don't we let some 5 year old kids make policy on nearly every issue? Straight, to the point, common sense. Politicians "solve" issues with more regulations, long, winding road (that lead to nowhere) kow towing to other countries. And, in the end, the issue isn't solved--because that long, winding road takes YEARS to traverse!!! Maybe there should be a remedial visit to kindergarten every year for the politicians to remind them of things like the bully issue. Or to have the list of what one learns in kindergarten in huge letters placed where they have to see it all day when they are "in session." Oh, and tell them (because probably most don't know) that the list was compiled by professor from one of the (in)famous colleges!!!

  • James Evart

    07/27/2018 11:42 AM

    YES!, what a Tweet our GREAT president gave, and, it was appropriate and fitting for our COMMANDER AND CHIEF to give it. It was worded exactly right as are your newsletters. Ever notice how much more respect OUR PRESIDENT is getting lately? He so deeply and richly deserves his title as our leader and has earned it in spades starting in putting up with many liberal denunciations, outright lies, falsehood, deceit, slander, false accusations and effective treason against the well being of our country made to thwart his effectiveness in protecting the very idiots who are spewing their illogical, impractical, counterproductive, harmfully biased vituperous bile. Notice how many lately, even his enemies, are now starting to put his title before his name?
    Churchill once said that, "If You Are Not a Liberal at 25, You Have No Heart. If You Are Not a Conservative at 35 You Have No Brain". I see too many people past 35 without a brain in our country today. Though liberals rarely feel the need to read or watch conservative thought, reason or viewpoint, some will, by the actions of this great president be finally persuaded. The truth cannot be hidden forever. It always is just as it is and cannot be changed. There is hope.

  • John Johnson

    07/27/2018 11:11 AM

    Fire Jeff Sessions!!! He is a greater threat to President Trump and America than Iran ever could be# Jeff Sessions is standing by and supporting the destruction of law and order in this country! Enough is enough Trump needs to FIRE JEFF SESSIONS!!!

  • clarence murphy

    07/27/2018 10:10 AM

    I agree w/you and our president , and I think that most people w/any brains at all would also agree . that to let anyone beat you w/ words will only encourage them to be more demanding the next time . most of the time in the past the U S A . has been the whipping post of the world , I say that our president is on the right path , his speeches are not polished , but they are on point . with that said . GOD BLESS AMERICA . and may GOD bless and guide our president . as he deals with those that wish America and its people harm .

  • Johnny Medaglia

    07/27/2018 08:32 AM

    Mr Huckabee, I could not agree with you and the president anymore then I already do. The leaders of Iran are dangerous people and don't have values for human life that disagree with them!! There are way more of the people in the United States then the media will lead anyone to think that agree with yours, the president's as well as mine and everyone I know knows thoughts on this issue and issues like it. Please please please keep finding ways to get around Mainstreet media's attack on the United States citizens on how they cover people like you and the president. Because of the way they do it I personally consider it an attack on our national security!! They (the Main Street Media) as well as Iran need to be dealt with in order to provide safety for the people of the United States! "WE THE PEOPLE" SUPPORT YOU AS WELL AS THE PRESIDENT& THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU'RE DOING!!!

  • John Blevins

    07/26/2018 09:36 AM

    You can NEVER negotiate from a position of weakness. I stand behind my President!

  • Sheila R Wright

    07/26/2018 09:08 AM

    RIGHT ON! Truer words were never spoken! As long as you try to appease bullies, they will always demand more and more!!

  • judy koehr

    07/26/2018 07:33 AM

    Thank you Mr. Huckabee.....we miss you on Fox on Saturday nights....always enjoyed your show so much....You have common sense like my dad had and he taught me a lot and so do you....We have got to make America great again and hopefully we are on the way ....Sure do enjoy seeing your lovely daughter....she has such dignity and common sense...thank you to you and your family for all you do......

  • Bruce Ross

    07/25/2018 08:11 PM

    Thanx, Mr Huckabee. As usual your stuff is a good common sense read. From one Arky to another. See ya