All governors face questions about whether they have any understanding of foreign policy when they run for president because it’s not something they’ve usually dealt with, so Mike Huckabee is trying to show that he has a firm grasp of the issues. FAIL.
In a video posted on YouTube by an attendee, Huckabee can be seen speaking at an event organized by David Lane and featuring remarks from David Barton and Bob McEwan and declaring that America was founded by God and that the key to political success is national spiritual revival.
“We’re at a place in our world right now where nobody trusts America, nobody believes in America, and sadly nobody fears America,” he said, adding that he doesn’t “care if people like us around the world” because the only thing that matters is that they fear us. “I never want this country to get to the place where people do not fear the United States of America. But I don’t want to get to the place where this country does not fear God because if we don’t fear God, nobody will fear us.”
Ah yes, rule by fear — a central tenet of fascism. And then add religion into it as well. Unfortunately, this kind of empty, pseudo-macho rhetoric is very popular on the right.