Mike Huckabee, July 31, 2017
President Trump is on the hot seat once again for saying (and Tweeting) something just too-too controversial to let stand. Here’s what he dared to say:
“In America, we don’t worship government, we worship God.”
Bill Kristol at the Weekly Standard had to remind us all that the President doesn’t dictate “who or what or whether to worship.” Okay, fine. But I don’t think that’s what the President was trying to do, at all. “God” is a term so general that it can encompass the Judeo-Christian God, Allah, Buddah, a tree, the law of gravity, the entire universe or that still small voice within the human heart. Donald Trump, of all people, is not trying to force a national religion down anyone’s throat.
When asked about Trump’s statement, even Trey Gowdy felt the need to correct the President publicly, citing the Establishment Clause in the Constitution. Again, okay, fine. We absolutely do not have to worry about President Trump establishing a national religion. The people we have to worry about are those trying to import a brutal theocracy from other parts of the world.
But it’s the first part of Trump’s remark that makes his point: IN AMERICA, WE DON’T WORSHIP GOVERNMENT. As the left increasingly dominates the conversation in the media and on college campuses, many Americans are getting used to the idea of doing just that. The Progressive Movement is dedicated to proclaiming Government the one true power in our lives. And that is where the most urgent threat to our freedom lies.