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September 11, 2022
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This weekend marks 21 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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  • Robyn Maslowe

    09/14/2022 08:51 AM

    God bless you Governor for helping us keep the Faith!! Satan is trying to take over our beautiful USA!!
    Prayers for our Great America!
    We all need to Stand up and Vote for our USA to continue to be Great as it was and will be again. Thank you and staff for all your hard work at Keeping America Great through your newsletters and Show!
    Keep The Faith!!

  • Susan Moncada

    09/13/2022 05:17 PM

    As someone who was actually present on 9/11 (I worked one block to the east and one block to the north of the twin towers), I truly believe that this was an inside job and Bush knew all about it as he needed a reason to revive the war his father started back in 1991.
    Nothing about that event has ever made sense.
    I also believe that Chenny gave the order to shoot down the plane that supposedly was overtaken by passengers and crashed near Camp David.

  • Diane Armstrong

    09/12/2022 04:44 PM

    Thank you for well needed reminders! Keep up your
    Good works...God Bless you and your family!
    I wish I could afford to give you $but cannot. i am
    84yrs old and very soon to meet our God! I pray
    You will keep going for years to come!

  • Debi Timko

    09/12/2022 10:38 AM

    So we’ll said ! Thank you!

  • Ed Thompson

    09/12/2022 10:15 AM

    Shanksville is close to us. I remember that day vividly. To this day I can’t recall what happened without getting very emotional over everything. And to this vary day there are still people who believe that aircraft was downed by our military and not taken over by any other people. Fact is that there was a private business aircraft in the area that was reported on and the pilot was in contact with a control center talking about what he was seeing. Do you remember how many people responded the next day or the next week or the next months? How everyone but a select group came together and wore American Flags and flew Americas flag from a single home to the smallest town to the biggest city, America flew her flag proudly from every place you could put one. Here we had flags lining our streets everywhere you went. People were talking about pride in America and those people who have an agenda stayed under their rocks for a long time. Now look at what we have going on. Thanks to a select group of cowards people take a knee for the National Anthem and burn the flag and declare America is a horrible place! 21 years ago those people would have been punched in the face by almost every American. Why did we give those ungrateful people this power? We have to take back America. We have to MAGA!!!!! 21 years ago almost everyone stood together— we have to do that again. Get rid of those people who have an agenda against us all. Vote!

  • Rick Wilkins

    09/12/2022 10:05 AM

    Dear Gov. Mike,
    I don't ever hear of anyone says that millions of barrels of oil are being imported from Mexico as I speak. From two different sources I have conformation that this is true. I think a big inroad can be carved out to let millions of people know that this is happening as I speak. Please look into it if you have time. Your humble servant in the Lord, Rick Wilkins

  • Mary Ann Skartsiaris

    09/12/2022 09:18 AM

    Dear Mr. Huckabee,
    Well said, Sir. I wonder what next tragedy will have to happen before we are once again united. My heart aches for the America that could be, that should be, that was. My brother, then my nephew, enlisted to be volunteer firefighters, because of 9/11. We have more in common that we know, and we are forced to rely on 'The Media' for our information. I miss Walter Cronkite every day. People who were 'reporters and anchors,' instead of people telling us their opinion. I am terrified for our next election. America is the most blessed society in world history, but it is complicated. No where has there ever been a more diverse land, with so many people from other countries, languages and customs. A woman was publicly beheaded in San Mateo, CA, where I used to live. I am stunned beyond words. What is happening???!?! I hope America falls to her knees in prayer, and we remember that #UnitedWeStand. #GodBlessAmerica

  • Christina Swanson

    09/12/2022 08:25 AM

    Best newsletter in my inbox! Can’t start the day without reading it. Love your writing style, conciseness, links — and humor, when appropriate. Don’t stop!

  • JMH

    09/12/2022 03:33 AM

    2 Chronicles 7:14.

  • Patty Baker

    09/12/2022 01:20 AM

    Thank you for such a well written article. It was a great reminder that are so many good and decent people in the country. It's puzzling that some folks seem offended by those traits.