Morning Edition - July 20

July 20, 2020 |

MORNING EDITION

July 20, 2020 

By Mike Huckabee

TIME TO SPEAK UP

(The following is my monologue from this weekend’s “Huckabee” on TBN. I fully expect it to enrage some liberals who will deliberately try to wrestle my words out of context. But you can’t ask others to speak up if you don’t do it yourself, and it is past time for the silent majority, which includes patriotic Americans of all races, to stop being silent. If you’d rather watch the video, it’s here.)

The slogan “Black lives matter” is indeed true. Of course, black lives matter. Our nation is founded on the premise that “all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” No one, regardless of color, ethnicity, or origin, should be denied those God-given rights. So you bet, black lives matter.

But recently, the slogan has morphed into a meme that black lives have to matter MORE. The left goes berserk if someone then adds, “All lives matter.” But isn’t that the point? If, historically, black lives didn’t matter as much, affirming that black lives matter equally should indeed be the uncompromised quest and rightful demand. But if someone gets angry that recognizing that black lives matter because there is equality of lives, then the assumption becomes that black lives matter MORE and thus perpetuates inequality.

Such an absurd view is illogical and irrational. It becomes more than a slight to those who are white, who are no more guilty of their whiteness than someone is of his or her blackness. It’s equally an insult to Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans and Middle-Easterners who aren’t black, but who are equally human and equally endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. Why would that be offensive to those who chant “Black lives matter?”

It may be because “black lives matter” is more than a slogan. It’s the name of a radical left-wing Marxist organization that openly advocates for the dismantling of America’s economic system and the family structure involving a man, a woman, and children related by blood or adoption to that man and woman. Here’s some of the actual language direct from the website of the organization Black Lives Matter:

“We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence. We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.

We foster a queer?affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).”

There is more, and some of their goals are shocking. So why do major American corporations like Nike, Apple, GM, Coca-Cola, LL Bean and others give millions of dollars to the organization whose stated goals are the deconstruction of the traditional family and the free-market economy that has empowered people of all colors to succeed and prosper? Great question!

It appears because they are afraid to say no to the bullies who run this and other radical leftist groups and because too many of us who believe in true equality for ALL people whether black, white, red, yellow or brown are also afraid to stand up and speak out.

It’s time we do speak out. I do not believe that a majority of Americans, whatever their color, support rioting, looting, disregard for authority to the point of physically assaulting police officers and demanding that we defund the police. But if we don’t become as vocal in opposition to mob rule as the mobs are, so as to cause the biggest corporations in our country and politicians of both parties to cower in the corner and surrender to the mobs, we will get what we deserve, but we will not like it.

The elections this year will not be about political parties nor will it be a popularity contest to elect the most pleasant personality. Whether you identify as Democrat or Republican, you’d better identify as one who believes in the rule of law, civil order, and genuine equality for people that doesn’t favor some over others for ANY reason.

So, yes—black lives matter. And they don’t matter less than any other. But neither do they matter more. To say they do is bigotry and yes, it’s racism as surely as is the sinful notion of white supremacy. No race is supreme. God alone is Supreme. And we must live as servants to Him and to each other as we “do unto others what we would have others do unto us.”

ASSAULT IN DENVER

Sunday afternoon in downtown Denver, the annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day rally turned violent when masked thugs in BLM T-shirts physically assaulted Michelle Malkin and other speakers with collapsible batons and other blunt instruments. Meanwhile, the Denver police just stood by and let this violent assault on law-abiding citizens and free speech happen – at a pro-police rally.

And how did local media describe the violent thugs? As “protesters” who met the rally with “opposing free speech.” No, they met the rally BY opposing free speech with vicious, mindless violence. How much longer do these Democrat officials think that reasonable people will continue to let these anarchists wage war on them before they finally start responding with the force that they refuse to let the police provide?

SPEAKING OUT AGAINST BLM

We’re starting to see more and more proof that “Black Lives Matter” does not speak for all black people, or even most black people. Just a few examples: basketball legend Charles Barkley is hard to intimidate, and he is not letting the noise from the left keep him from condemning the idea of trying to promote racial equality by pushing hatred and racial supremacy.

And in New York City, Mayor Bill DeBlasio won’t let cops do their jobs even as crime and violence skyrocket and monuments are destroyed and defaced, but he’s assigned over two dozen officers to guard his divisive “Black Lives Matter” mural outside Trump Tower. It’s so divisive that in the first week, it’s been defaced by people throwing paint on it at least three times.

The most recent paint toss on the mural was by two black women. One of them, Bevelyn Beatty, is proudly unapologetic. While smearing paint on the BLM mural, she shouted, “Refund the police,” “We will never support Black Lives Matter” and “Jesus matters! We’re taking our country back. We’re taking it back, and let me tell you something, the police need our help. They can’t stand alone. Don’t just sit by idly and watch your country go to the ground.”

She didn’t just throw paint on a mural, she’s bravely helping tear up an entire, carefully-molded fake media narrative.

A WINNER FOR THE "WHITE GUILT" AWARD

We may have a winner for the 2020 “White Guilt Award.” The Minneapolis neighborhood where residents vowed not to call the police has been taken over and trashed by homeless people, drug dealers and criminals. Even as the residents are now terrified to leave their homes, they still refuse to call those horrid police. But surely, the Oscar for virtue-signaling has to go to the resident who expressed regret for calling 911 after two black teenagers cornered him, held a gun to his chest and demanded his car keys. He was so rattled, he gave them his house keys, and when they didn’t work, they gave up and went to steal someone else's car.

He later texted to a reporter, “Been thinking more about it, I regret calling the police. It was my instinct but I wish it hadn’t been. I put those boys in danger of death by calling the cops…Yeah I know and yeah it was scary but the cops didn’t really have much to add after I called them. I haven’t been forced to think like this before. So I would have lost my car. So what? At least no one would have been killed.”

Correction: nobody has been killed YET, and it is only by the grace of God in looking out for children, pregnant women and fools that the first person killed wasn’t him.

JUDGE'S FAMILY SHOT

In New Jersey, someone posing as a Fed Ex driver came to Federal Judge Esther Salas’ home and shot her husband and 20-year-old son. Her son was killed. The judge was in the basement at the time and was unharmed. This is a developing story, and the FBI is on the case. I’ll have more when we know more.

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  • Richard Choate

    07/22/2020 11:49 AM

    Healthcare is an important election issue. Republicans must stress "we do not want government controlling health care". Health professionals and individuals can make better decisions than un-accountable bureaucrats. The biggest problem before Obama Care was too much government and too little free market competition. Obamacare greatly increased government control. We are closer to socialized medicine.

  • William Fuhrer

    07/20/2020 11:11 PM

    There are Democrats who are intelligent enough to know what Marxism is and that BLACK LIVES MATTER is MARXIST and LOVE FREEDOM but you sure woud no know by the way they act and speak

  • Dolly Palacios

    07/20/2020 09:03 PM

    I could see the writings of America's demise back in the early 90's. The law stopped being effective when the rise in presedence setting cases began to increase. The law should be black and white. What we see now are muted interpretactions of law. Common sence doesn't preclude ideology anymore. We truly are in dangerous times when a respected married couple from Missouri cannot pull their gun's out to indicate they are armed, and obviously poised to defend themselves. Yet, it's acceptable for thugs to assault free speech citizens, and their voices, while supporting police men and women. All we have to hope for is God answering the prayers of the righteous and His Will take precedence!!!

  • liliana medhurst

    07/20/2020 08:16 PM

    I have a theory.
    They defund the police
    They riot [peaceful protests.
    They attack and kill people who are un the rioters pathway
    Democrats stop any retaliation
    WHY
    It has to do with the election and voting
    Push corrupt mail votes so dems can win through fraud
    HOW
    Intimidate and keep on intimidating and terrorizing people in the streets so they are too frightened to step outside and will see postal votes as a safe option
    That's why they have stopped the police from coming against this
    There is evil menacing logic to their ir should l say the puppeteers madness

  • Robin Rebhan

    07/20/2020 07:53 PM

    And by the way John Newton who wrote Amazing Grace was a sailor on a slave ship, promoted to Captain on a slave ship and then became a slave owner. Later on became a Preacher and Abolitionist. People can and do change or do we take Amazing Grace out of Hymn Books in our Churches too? 
     Father, forgive them. They know not what they do.

  • Robin Rebhan

    07/20/2020 07:24 PM

    Just my thought. It appears to me BLM is exclusive and by it's name does not invite me to unify with their cause and is in itself is divisive. And All Lives Matter is inclusive inviting unity and fellowship in all people from every nation.

  • Jerry Korba

    07/20/2020 05:27 PM

    The need to call the leadership of Marxist run cities names they are Marxist. The Mayors Governors city councils are Marxist voted in by people that hate America its as simple as that. I am guilty of calling the Marxist stupid ignorant and so on the job the marxist is divide use racism as a tool the black community is easier to because they are taught the white people are evil and as the Left behaves they are right examples are: DeBlasio Schumer Pelosi, Walz, Newsom these types are evil, they are great if you are from China North Korea or Iran so the Marxist rile up the Black community and watch the good times roll. They don't try to stop the Black from shooting and killing each other they cheer them on and make the police disappear tell me if there isn't a bit of truth there I dislike criminals of all color. I am a big fan of Chicken wings lets have all people gather at the liberals mayor homes in each liberal city by the thousands and enjoy wings and beverages and we can pee and throw the bones and cans on their lawns let's see how they react to that. The business owners on main street don't like it let's have the mayors get a feel for it maybe we could have fire works display come the evening just hope the rockets don't go thru the windows or land on the roof. Oh well lets make sure the police what left have other things to do.

  • PAUL SCHABER

    07/20/2020 05:02 PM

    This is addressed to all those demonstrators and antifa people and the Main Street Media get
    your fact checkers to open and investigate the following groups and you find those mushheads
    are about to shown someting their LEFTIST Professors and teachers never expected.

    Those stories being told about secret police from the government taking people is just
    a story being told by idiots who know nothing.

    Begin with almost all distatorships and socialist and communist governments have secret
    police watching and lisening for any troublemakers.

    Do some intelligent research find out who the DON with organized crime in Portland, Oregon
    and those other cities where they are rioting.

    When get out yout unabridged world histoey book and look where CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
    was a citizen. Remember all those statues and graffitti you wrote them.

    Then go and get the names of all those people that you alleged was taken by the Government
    Secret Police and then look about where they part of the hierachy of your group and what
    they know an who they know andhow to contact them including their codee names.

    If you cannot locate them be prepared to never find them.

    You may stepped into a world you never thought would be in.

    COLUMBUS was an Italian. Italy is the home of the MAFIA.

    So in closing are you ready to meet your fate.

  • COLONEL DOUGLAS CLEMENTS ret.

    07/20/2020 03:32 PM

    GOV. I WISH YOU WOULD HAVE A SUNDAY SHOW ON FOX LIKE LIFE LIBERTY AND LEVIN WITH SOME OF THE GUEST COMMENTATORS ON OTHER SHOWS WHO GET SHORT SHEETED BY THE CLOCK AND DON'T GET TO COMPLETE THEIR THOUGHTS. LEVIN'S FORMAT ALLOWS HIS GUEST TO SPEAK WITH TALK-OVER AND CUT OFFS TO OBLIDGE THE CLOCK. CROSSING MY FINGERS!!

  • Jerry Durham

    07/20/2020 03:07 PM

    I questioned L.L. Bean about supporting BLM. They indicated that was their way of fighting racism. I told them that they could not achieve their ideals by supporting BLM. Also, I said I would no longer be buying anything from them as long as they supported BLM. I've been anti Nike for years. When I find a Nike golf ball, I throw it away. I won't accept Nike apparel.

  • Linda Wolfe

    07/20/2020 02:51 PM

    God Bless Bevelyn Beatty for her courage ! There would be not thugs if these people had JESUS in their hearts.
    It's time for President Trump to send troops into the Dembo run states and clean up the mess they made !

  • Paul Kern

    07/20/2020 02:20 PM

    I wholeheartedly agree with what you have written.
    I live near Portland, Oregon which is now controlled by BLM and Antifa.
    The rioters are mostly young, white men and women.
    They are shouting down the black community and attacking any police. Sheer anarchy
    It appears we are now in an undeclared Civil War.
    As a veteran I have found out they have also infiltrated the military and poisoned the minds of many.
    As a Vietnam vet I see a replay of the 1960's but bigger, better founded, and more organized Marxist groups now.
    What do you think?

  • Suzanne Bagby

    07/20/2020 02:16 PM

    Thank Governor Huckabee for stating this truth so well! We must remember that God is in control and pray asking God to Forgive, Heal and Stop this evil that is attempting to destroy America!

  • Larisa Fastovsky

    07/20/2020 02:04 PM

    The Republicans have to be leaders. Somebody has to organize people, but they do nothing. Look how leftists organized. That is what lack. Everybody is silent because we do not have Republicans as leaders. Talking is not enough. Make our own slogans, get people together! Wake up, republicans, before it is too late!

  • Harold Levi

    07/20/2020 01:59 PM

    Sir, the best answer to all of this is to be armed with a large caliber handgun. Mine is a .45 Long Colt. It is so-called black power, undocumented, and legal. You can order these through the internet and they will be sent through the mail along with the ammo.

    Large caliber is preferred because you want them to go down when hit - anywhere.

    When I see the sad story about Minnesota I can only think, burn-baby-burn you are getting what to paid for with you taxes and voted into office.

    The civil war (first one) has started!!

    Deo Vindice!

  • Don Crumbley

    07/20/2020 01:59 PM

    Gov. B-Z! It's time for the real facts to be brought out and the Silent Majority must begin to understand what is at stake in our Republic. Beverly Beatty represents what the Black community must understand and that is where the issue of BLM must 1st be dealt with to expose BLM for what it really stands for and the danger to all Americans.

  • Barb Fowler

    07/20/2020 01:50 PM

    Thank you for speaking up and telling the truth behind black lives matter organization. Everyone matters. God created us equal and what we do with our lives is up to us. God will forgive anyone if they repent and ask. Thank you for the truth and not be afraid to speak up

  • Rose DeField

    07/20/2020 01:02 PM

    Thank you, once again for being bold enough to speak, & share the truth! I'm praying for you, with much appreciation! God bless you!

  • Sharon C. Fahey

    07/20/2020 01:02 PM

    Why is it so unfathomable for Republicans to call all this going on our country TREASON? Every police chief, every mayor, every governor, every congresswoman/man, every senator that has sided with the Marxist BLM and Nazi Antifa should be removed now, and that goes for the police officers obeying them, standing by while people are beaten, and send in federalized troops. Seems to me, that in some cities people want and are begging for help, while others are just giving in to the anarchy and stupidity of the communist left. If the left have not given our President, the GOP and American citizens enough evidence to who they really are, what they really want and how they plan to burn our country to the ground then I guess we're all going to have to exit our heritage as Americans and find refuge somewhere else. Politicians have, all of them, have turned their back on us and now we have to defend ourselves. It's a revolution and they act like it's just another day in American politics. So thankful Washington or the real Patriots didn't see it that way. If we aren't safe and our freedoms are being assaulted with impunity then I think today's politicians have had it too good for too long that they have lost ALL reality of what it means to be an American citizen. Maybe we don't need politicians or lawmakers today, maybe it is up to us, the citizens, to bring our cities back in to order and that means the police in those cities are no longer capable or knowledgeable to wear the badge, they have become nothing more than legalized criminals. We can't give our respect to a police force that has forgotten their jobs.

  • Floyd A Unger

    07/20/2020 12:47 PM

    Sheesh!

  • Charles Simmkns

    07/20/2020 12:43 PM

    The affirmatively mandated theme apparently must be “Only Black Lives Matter” ... after all, diversity is not about multiculturalism, it’s about erasing one ...