A response to Laura Bush

June 19, 2018

The wave of newfound outrage continues to roil among liberal celebrities, politicians and news media figures over the policy of separating children from their parents who try to cross the border illegally and putting the kids into detention centers.  I’m still waiting to hear a solution that recognizes the parents’ own responsibility for putting their children in that situation.  The current options are to send the entire family back where they came from together, which both the parents and their defenders oppose; or putting them all into detention together, where the children would be exposed to adult criminals; or letting them all go free in America, which makes a mockery of the very concept of national borders and immigration law.  We know Trump's critics are outraged by the law as it is – and has been for years – but what is their solution?  Anyone? Anyone?  Bueller?...


In the meantime, they’ve latched onto an op-ed by former First Lady Laura Bush, whose heart was naturally touched by the sad plight of the children.  She compared the detention centers to the detention camps where Japanese-Americans were interred during World War II.  Of course, this excited liberals who’ve been claiming ever since Trump announced his candidacy that he wanted to put immigrants into concentration camps.  Apparently, they are willing to overlook their years of vicious attacks on Mrs. Bush’s husband if they can use her kind heart to advance their political agenda.


At the link is a very informative article written by someone whose grandparents were both interred in Japanese-American detention camps, explaining in detail why that was nothing like the current situation at the border, neither in terms of physical accommodations nor the reasons why people were placed in them.  Anyone who wants to argue this issue on the basis of facts should read it carefully.


I’ll just add something that I’ve said before and will no doubt have occasion to say again: To this date, the only US President ever to put innocent Americans/legal immigrants into detention camps purely because of their race was Democratic icon Franklin Roosevelt. 





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Comments 1-25 of 74

  • Linda Maguire

    06/26/2018 06:24 PM

    I think Sarah and family escaped a bullet by learning they were unwelcome and leaving before being served. We all know the horror stories of what has gone on with food prep in restaurant kitchens where someone has a gripe. The Red Hen's proprietors seem to be radicalized; I think everyone should be wary of eating there lest they start to be paranoid and more unbalanced as well.

  • Ark Tiv

    06/25/2018 09:19 PM

    "I’m still waiting to hear a solution that recognizes the parents’ own responsibility for putting their children in that situation."
    What if they are fleeing gang violence from Guatemala? Send them back right away anyway?

  • Michelle Korb

    06/25/2018 02:17 AM

    ON THE TOPIC OF ILLEGAL MIGRATION: Why should Americans be an accessory in aiding these people in breaking the law by coming over the border illegally? That's so wrong on so many levels. It's no wonder the liberals are all for these illegals. The liberals are lawless too!

    Mike Huckabee, I must tell you. Your daughter is a lot like you. She's always taking care of matters elegantly, morally, and with class. Something the Liberals need to learn. I just love her and you. You should be very proud of Sarah. I know I am.

  • Sandy Aldrich

    06/25/2018 02:17 AM

    THANK YOU, sir, for continuing to speak out for conservative people. I'm so THANKFUL you filter your world view through the Holy Bible!
    It saddens me to see how disrespectful people are getting now days!! "High 5" to your daughter.....she has a tough job....live how she can scold those reporter's and never miss a beat! BRAVO

  • Nancy La Ferney

    06/24/2018 06:48 PM

    I started losing respect for Laura Bush when she supported gay marriage and pro abortion. Our family loves Sarah and hold her in high regard as she shows the nation how a real professional and God fearing person should act. She is a great role model for us all. Love your new show!

  • Nancy La Ferney

    06/24/2018 06:47 PM

    I started losing respect for Laura Bush when she supported gay marriage and pro abortion. Our family loves Sarah and hold her in high regard as she shows the nation how a real professional and God fearing person should act. She is a great role model for us all. Love your new show!

  • Nancy La Ferney

    06/24/2018 06:47 PM

    I started losing respect for Laura Bush when she supported gay marriage and pro abortion. Our family loves Sarah and hold her in high regard as she shows the nation how a real professional and God fearing person should act. She is a great role model for us all. Love your new show!

  • Dillie Jasper

    06/24/2018 09:12 AM

    Hooray, Mr. Huckabee! I've been invoking what FDR did during World War II not only regarding the internment camps but regarding not allowing the USS St. Louis to dock here. Thank you for your keen insight.

  • Tony Freeman

    06/24/2018 12:21 AM

    As much as I loved the Bushes in the beginning, I eventually felt George W. Bush betrayed my votes for him. By the way, I also voted for him for Texas Governor. In the end, the Bushes, sadly, showed themselves to be globalists, like all the rest.

    There's not an honest politician alive. Thank God for President Donald Trump.

  • linda simmons

    06/23/2018 11:16 PM

    We truly enjoyed your show on TBN this evening of 6/23. Especially the interview with POTUS. Thank you for your wit, humor and style. Refreshing.

  • Wendy LeVan

    06/23/2018 09:13 PM

    I agree with several others who commented. We had enough of the Bush Family, its time for them to find something else to do...Go Make Mexico Great Again if you love them so much.

  • Cindy Warren

    06/23/2018 08:49 PM

    While I agree that we cannot have our borders open to all, I cannot condone the treatment of the immigrants and their children in detention centers. It is deplorable, immoral, and cruel to separate them from their kids. Law and policy do not supersede humane treatment of the less fortunate.While many at the White House quote from the Bible, you should keep in mind that what you do to the least of humanity, you are in effect ,doing to Christ. This administration is cruel, makes fun of disabled children and adults, calls immigrants animals, speaks of infestation by immigrants. How do you, as a Christian, support this kind of treatment of the youngest,most vulnerable children that have undergone unimaginable hardships and danger only to have more trauma inflicted by removing them from their parents.Many will never be reunited with their families and the Republican Party is complicit in this action. I don't know how you can sleep at night if you approve of this. You should be part of a move by so many churches and religious leaders to reunite these families as soon as possible.Moving these kids all over the USA will make that virtually impossible. The GOP members should pray for God's forgiveness for this abhorrent action taken against these people.I can't imagine that come November, voters will be as forgiving knowing that many of these kids will never see their families again.

  • Marolyn Schmidt

    06/23/2018 07:46 PM

    You underestimate Laura Bush and how much she and her family truly dislike Donald Trump and what he stands for. Barbara Bush would have told him in no uncertain terms what harm and disgrace he has brought to our country. You and your daughter are no better and yet you still call yourselves Christians. Lol

  • Mike Arehart

    06/23/2018 07:27 PM

    W and Laura were both "useful idiots" to the radicals.
    Too many people got sucked into their schtick.
    Both are tactful RINOs (but I'm not telling you something you don't already know)

    Thanks for listening.

  • Kaye Beal

    06/23/2018 06:18 PM

    Has any one noticed how empty peoples eyes are and in particular, the Bushes! They have been snared by the words of their mouth! Words spoken against our president when they should at least give him some encouragement. Please pray for them before they become too reptilian!

  • Vicki Powell

    06/23/2018 05:35 PM

    You know, I thought a lot if Laura Bush as the wife of a sitting US President, but my opinion has changed because I feel as though she "played along" as a conservative while her husband was in office, but she has been vocal of late about her support for abortion and now openly attacks our current President. She doesn't remember that her husband presided over the same facilities when he was in office. It seems as though all the Bush family is so upset at poor Jeb not getting his turn in the line of Presidential royalty, that they have been forced to show their true colors in order to show family loyalty to him. He is as pathetically a sore loser as Hillary. I don't like self serving hypocrites in either party, but I think I am more outraged at those who call themselves Republicans, but are no different than Democrats. What a disappointing let down. If we don't shut up and go along with whatever the old boys club tells us we should think, or how to vote, we become UNuseful idiots to them all. Thanks for the truth you continue to speak! My husband and I love both you and Sarah! We used to live in Arkansas, and were very proud of your tenure as governor!

  • Doris Breuer

    06/23/2018 05:16 PM

    I wish the Bushes would go away. I don't care what they have to say about the border situation. What did her husband do about it? I'm sick of the deep state republicans spouting off about Trump. I love your daughter, she's a great role model.

  • Joy Allison

    06/23/2018 04:35 PM

    I just finished reading a statement by Mexican presidential candidate Lopez Abrador. He said he has already told all his countrymen to move to the USA, "a mass exodus"! And also people all over the world. If I were president, I believe I would consider that a threat to our homeland. I would prepare for war by placing many armed troops on our border. And keep them there as long as I deemed it necessary to protect us. The drug cartels would be thwarted somewhat, and we would have no more "children ripped out of their mothers' arms".

  • Dian Carmean

    06/23/2018 04:26 PM

    Best answer I can think of-------How many can you personally house and take responsibility for? We will send them right over !

  • Richard Price

    06/23/2018 01:01 PM

    Please ask anyone you interview if they lock their doors at home. No need because everyone is wonderful...

  • Cynthia zeidner

    06/23/2018 05:33 AM

    I'm very disappointed in former first lady Laura Bush. She shouldn't have added fuel to the fire against Pres Trump. We can expect this of Michelle Obama but not Laura Bush. I have great respect and admiration for the outstanding job your daughter is doing confronting the lies being spread about our current administration, and the poison directed at her. She's admirable. Yes raised a daughter to be proud of.

  • Mabyn Shingleton

    06/22/2018 04:58 PM

    I am sickened by the Bush family who I mistakenly supported for years. They are just as much New World Order as was President Obama. They have not stopped one instant to see what their comments will do to help/hurt the current President. They are what I now feel is the bottom of the swamp... a place I'll never know about.

  • Colleen Dispoto

    06/21/2018 05:30 PM

    Why is Ms. Bush just now reacting to this if it was enacted so long ago? I see it as a swipe at the POTUS
    Just sayin...

  • Yvonne R. Crumpler

    06/21/2018 10:23 AM

    I really thought that the Former First Lady Laura Bush was intelligent, but that'w what I get for assuming something. Never assume anything will be my motto from now forward. She made a huge error in judgement by saying what she did and taking the information for being factual when it was not. My take away is never believe half what you hear and all that you see (my Mother & Father told me that.) I am disappointed in Ms. Bush.

  • Ann Marie Buffa

    06/21/2018 10:19 AM

    I am so sad for you saying this about my President and to think you were in the same
    position yourself when your husband received this kind of backlash. I guess you rather be
    turncoats than to help this president Fix what your husband and Prior presidents failed to
    do. I feel nothing for you and your husband Now but Pitty for you abandoning this Party.
    Shame on both of You.