The Truth About Black Lives Matter

July 19, 2020 |

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 perpetuate 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, and Native Americans, and Mid-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, 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 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.”

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  • greg trom

    07/27/2020 12:07 PM

    This is all part of the DEMOCRAT attack on America.
    Trump needs to officially declare the pandemic EMERGENCY over!
    We need to rely on faith and our God given immune systems for protection.
    Others who are afraid can 'stay back', 'stay home', and 'wear a mask'.
    Trump needs to approve HCQ nation wide IMMEDIATELY.
    Governors need their 'pandemic' emergency powers CANCELLED.

  • Deena Grimsley

    07/25/2020 10:05 PM

    Outstanding !!!! Thank you for such a great, yet easily understood, article on the subject of BLM.

    You are my most respected journalist in the midst of all these problems our world , and especially our country, are experiencing. Biblical in everything that is happening . I just need to grow my faith to be stronger than my fear at this point!

  • Judi Fey

    07/25/2020 01:45 PM

    I did my homework on BLM and found the same horrifying information. The fact that they have snookered so many into supporting them shows how gullible and willingly uninformed many Americans (mostly young, sadly) have become.

  • Donna Cornell

    07/23/2020 04:13 PM

    Thanks Gov. Mike, informative as usual, I stand with you.

  • David R. Davis

    07/22/2020 12:21 AM

    I agree - all lives matter. However, priority goes to those that need more attention. Those that are hurting need to have their hurts addressed. The injured need attention first. The fires need to be put out, temporarily overlooking areas with no fire. Even Jesus used the triage method when it came to sinners: Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick”.
    Luke 5:31 - NIV

    Besides that point, I agree with your opinion of BLM.

    Dave Davis

  • Hilda Johnson

    07/21/2020 08:13 PM

    It looks like the black community wants to resegregate themselves and need a separate identity of African Americans not just Americans. Racism (and offended too overused words) works both ways. BLM is very racist.

  • KEN JONES

    07/21/2020 11:08 AM

    It is truly simple if we dare to see reality. The goal of the Democratic Socialist party in the United States is the destruction of our form of government. The playbook is right out of Marc and Engles-
    by any means necessary.

  • Becky Wise

    07/21/2020 09:54 AM

    TBN is no longer on Xfinity. We switched from DirecTV to Xfinity in June. Please let me know how we can watch Huckabee on Saturday night. Thank you!

  • Sharon Dimon

    07/20/2020 10:34 PM

    Thank you, Mr. Huckabee, for
    your intelligent presentation of what is happening in this country. It is time for all of us to stand tall and speak up for what is right and lawful! ????????

  • Sandra Blake

    07/20/2020 09:01 PM

    thank you for telling us the truth that the liberal news media omits.

  • Donna Perez

    07/20/2020 07:28 PM

    Thank you Governor Huckabee for being the adult in the room on so many occasions. This article is no exception. Considering also that one of the founders of Black lives matter is Alicia Garza, a self-described homosexual, social-justice activist who supports Marxist revolutionary, former black panther and convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur for her contributions to the “Black Liberation Movement” she is also obviously an extreme racist and sponsor of hate in America. She is also a great admirer of Angela Davis, another Marxist Communist and former Black Panther), Ella Baker (an avowed Socialist and member of the Communist Party USA (those words written or spoken together should be an oxymoron) and Audre Lorde, a black Marxist Communist, lesbian, feminist.

    So then after reading and viewing news reports about the violence associated with this group of people, I think it would be safe to say that this Black lives matter would not qualify to be a weekend church softball team or Bible study group and so Christians who are blood bought children of God should stir completely away from and refuse to support in any way this self admitted sinful, Marxist Communist, racist, domestic terrorist hate group, whether you are black, white, red, brown, yellow, green or blue.

    Question is how to organize a boycott of all products, services and stock investments of those the Governor mentioned such as Coca Cola, GM, Apple, Nike (you should have already been boycotting Nike) and any other company that obviously openly supports the sins of homosexuality, transgenderism, racism, hate and terrorism. If any Christian of any race disagrees, please go to your local Christian bookstore or go online and order a copy of the Bible and then read it. Also if your church supports these sins or groups like this one, change churches immediately! Your eternal life is much more important than any of this anyway.

    Thank you for reading this. Please pray and seek a way to fight back with boycotts (hit ‘em in the pocket book) or with new groups that can be formed to persuade other companies to refuse to support this obnoxious hate group. I hope someone who reads this will know what steps can be taken, what can be done and will accept the call to work to implement a plan of defense and take action to defeat this group and their funding.

  • sherry reimers

    07/20/2020 06:48 PM

    I love the way you think, Mr. Huckabee!!

  • David Moussette

    07/20/2020 04:58 PM

    It seems the white liberals have all gone nuts over this concept. Corporations have no courage or conscience when they support these type of hate groups. Sad state of America. In need of inspiration and leadership. Important for Trump to stand up and lead to another 4 year term!

  • Coleen Bane

    07/20/2020 04:36 PM

    Thank you!!!
    We need more talking points to share with those who have not heard the real reason for this group and others.
    We are thankful that you are a trusted reporter of what is really happening.

  • Janice Short

    07/20/2020 04:29 PM

    ALL LIVES MATTER!! Jesus Christ never favored one ethnicity over another. Sure BLM but no more than any other race of people. The USA is in big trouble if we the people don't start thinking that ALL LIVES MATTER, plain & simple. Wake up America!!

  • John Andrew Robb

    07/20/2020 04:03 PM

    This situation has been incubated in our Public Schools K4 to PHD. 1963 threw the Bible out of School and it has been down hill since. Righteous have hid under their Pews and allowed this to happen. We must organize Volunteer Groups across America and attend every School Board Meeting demanding the Bible and Creation be put back in School. Evolution is not Science because it is completely impossible. But, we stand by and allow 80% of America's Children be indoctrinated that our Creator does not exist. What will Jesus Christ who founded America have to say to those who have allowed this to happen? Creator is Liberty and my book "America Come Back"

  • Joyce Birch

    07/20/2020 01:53 PM

    Thank you for another great read. "All Lives Matter"! But the B LM & others think people of color are the targets! Civilazation as we know it is at the core of the theses horrendous movesments. Do BLM really care about black/brown people, so why are they killing their own kind?
    What really frosts my grits, is how the desvestation in Portland, Seattle, Minn., & NY can continue to destroy & kill. I can't believe that these Democrat leaders aren't stopping their cities destroyed. What about the innocent citizens, what are they doing about? There seems to be a law that is keeping our President from sending in Federal help. I think he would be in the right to protect & save citizens. I'm pretty sure there would be huge conflicts if the Feds, military move in. What would you do? I'm totally infuriated to hear & see this distruction & excuses from the left. Also, sorry to say, I do think President Trump is behind in the polls. I wish I could vote on any & all polls for him, but I don't know where to go. I think he did a great job with COVID-19 right from the beginning. He has to stop attacking Biden's mentality. Keep hammering all is accomplishments & then moving forward with his new plans. I semi-liked his answers with Chris Wallace on Sunday. I've been wearing a mask since March, no one had to tell me because I was scared as hell. I will continue to use one when out in public, which is limited time out of the house.

  • Gary Koch

    07/20/2020 01:29 PM

    Watching the events happening around the country, one can deduce only the lives of black men who died at the hands of police are the only ones that matter. The carnage which occurs weekly on the streets of our large cities is ignored by BLM.

  • Bruce Edwin Skippar

    07/20/2020 01:13 PM

    Someone with some national recognition needs to start an All Lives Matter organization. It could be an organization that comes in the spirit of Martin Luther King. He addressed the issues of the day but recognized the need for everyone to come together and living as brothers and sisters in the lord, not holding race, gender, or religion against each other. He was a man that wanted peaceful reconciliation. Jesus said blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. BLM is a racist, hateful, and violent organization. We know the God of chaos and lawlessness is Satan. The only way he will be defeated is by opposition from a group standing for the truth. Martin Luther King was a beacon in dark times when there were other groups promoting violence and anarchy. An ALM ( All Lives Matter ) Organization could be that beacon today. Everyone I know would support such an organization.

  • Jerry Summey

    07/20/2020 01:12 PM

    Welcome to the Leftist, Marxist, Progressive world that says all man are not created equal; there are no such things as unalienable rights, and if you are not Black your life has no value.
    I think of all the hundreds of millions of people that were murdered by Adolf Hitler, Mao Zedong, Joseph Stalin, and Lenin to accomplish what BLM and the Marxist Left have accomplished in a few short months. Evil is smiling.

  • Jim Hartje

    07/20/2020 12:59 PM

    Governor,

    Perhaps the acronym "BLM" might more accurately stand for "Bullying Lawless Marxists". (It's fine with me if you would choose to use the previous thought in your writing/monologues, however, I would request it be attributed to an anonymous reader.)

    Regards,

    - JH

  • Jerry Summey

    07/20/2020 12:58 PM

    To say that all lives matter is to say that human life is precious and has value.
    To say otherwise is to say that only one race of people on this earth matters and that their lives should be valued over others.
    Why is that not reverse racism, especially when it has been demonstrated that the blacks lives that are not taken by cops, and the thousands of black babies that are thrown out with the garbage at abortion centers have less value or no value at all?

    Such insanity can only lead to the destruction of this country, and that includes BLM. Durning the Cold War it was called Mutural Destruction.

  • Ron Hunt

    07/20/2020 12:52 PM

    I cry out to God for truth and justice to reign supreme...Glory2God!!! Black lives matter must be exposed for what it is...anything but equality centric. It's anti-family and God haters. Praise the name of Jesus!!! Always...

  • Dusty

    07/20/2020 12:48 PM

    Gov. your message here is so true on who we are in this country not just one race and what we have had to face and many of their own race also has not been pleasant. SAD for all of us here all races and how they forget that we are not ever any one race that has tried to work into this US? Many had for years problems and many new like now the Middle Eastern coming in trying to assimilate. BLM the main group is not a family caring platform and what they want is not to move forward but to destroy most of the HX here. Sorry but some of my family were Confederates and not for slavery none would ever had any slave they were dirt poor .Most wanted to have their own Govt to not be told what to do like many of us would like to see the SWAMP all gone. They do not work for us the people. Ask why majority of the Demos are not speaking out on Chinese Virus so called even per the Spanish as noted internet ? WHY? For years we have sent millions of our good paying jobs and now see where we are WHY? Why were our drugs 90% meds from there WHY? Yes, the President has to find a way to protect our cities per these radicals who want to loot and burn and attack our police. Sorry I want my wonderful police and a thankless job who wants that day after day? I saw COPS for years. Now to be physically attacked? If I was a business owner and lived Portland, Seattle and Minneapolis I would not want more protection of my business and home YES. Do the citizens in S Chicago not want more help from the killings and even children and where is this BLM over this we had a month of over and over the police idiot who smothered Floyd . Not much on killing of their children WHY? Something stinks in the apple barrel folks. Stop taking away my history and tell me this is what I have to do and there are other places to go and live if not happy in the US. .

  • Daniel Brinson

    07/20/2020 12:44 PM

    They've destroyed the young with abortions for years. Now they are seeking something to exterminate the elderly. The Chinese Corona Virus is their newest hope.