Mike Huckabee on Facebook
But here is an excerpt that I find absolutely fascinating:
I realize my viewpoint sounds out-dated and archaic, but when that world view was the foundation of our nation’s social contract, we got in trouble at school for talking in class, chewing gum, pulling a girl’s pigtails, or slouching in our school desks. We took guns to school, to be sure, but they were in the gun racks of our trucks and we used them to hunt before and after school. It never occurred to us to use them to murder our teachers and fellow students. So yes, I can stand the contempt and criticism of the left. I’ll gladly accept their scorn as they substitute creative language with a steady stream of profanity-laced tirades that I’m an idiot, a throwback to the past, and a person who should be forever silenced. But when we as a nation feared God, we didn’t fear that a 20 year old with a high powered rifle would gun down our children in their schoolrooms.
No, Huck, we didn't fear a 20 year old with a high-powered rifle in the schools. We had other distractions, back when We As a Nation Feared God:
Nathan Bedford Forest, a God-fearing man.
God-fearing men interacting socially in America, back when We As a Nation Feared God.
This one is from Huck's Arkansas. Perhaps he pulled the pigtails a little too hard?
God-fearing Christian Americans. Pals of God-fearing Man Nathan Bedford Forest.
Chewing gum in class?
More God-fearing men - black veterans of WWI - enjoying the Blessings of the God-fearing Nation which they had served, presumably in a God-fearing manner.
God-fearing government official explaining basic American values of truth and justice ("Your president is not a crook.").
Slouching at our school desks?
Talking in class
And no one had sex back then, outside the holy bonds of matrimony, We As a Nation Fearing God as we did and being too busy talking in class anyway. And of course, there was no child abuse, no child molestation, no domestic abuse, none of that back when Mike Huckabee was thinking about pulling those pigtails ... for We Were a God-fearing Nation:
I think I'll avoid Huckabee's God, and stick with my own. Fortunately, because of those 'liberal' courts and 'activist' judges, and because of people willing to tell the Christian Right to shove it, I do not have to accept the Republican version of God.
Perhaps Job should be re-written. Huckabee could ghost-write for Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar. And, since he has such a handle on God, perhaps he should do a nice revision of God's speech as well.
Or perhaps he could just write scripts for a remake of "Ozzie and Harriet."
And keeping it all in perspective:
Update 02.10.2015: Fresh remembrances from Huckabee's 'back when we as a nation feared God':
History of lynchings in the South documents nearly 4,000 names