Mike Huckabee Wishes All Americans Were 'Forced At Gunpoint' to Hear Radical Evangelist
Fri, 04/01/2011 - 11:21 by Mike Meno
This video below captures a truly disturbing statement from former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, a potential frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.
David Barton, the man Huckabee praises and believes all Americans should be "forced at gunpoint" to listen to, is an fundamentalist evangelical minister revered by the Religious Right for his attempts to rewrite American history through a Christian lens. His organization, WallBuilders, describes its mission on its website as "(1) educating the nation concerning the Godly foundation of our country; (2) providing information to federal, state, and local officials as they develop public policies which reflect Biblical values; and (3) encouraging Christians to be involved in the civic arena."
Huckabee's comment starts around the 0:56 mark:
"I just wish that every single young person in America would be able to be under his tutelage and understand something about who we really are as a nation. I almost wish that there would be like a simultaneous telecast, and all Americans would be forced -- forced as gunpoint no less -- to listen to every David Barton message, and I think our country would be better off for it. I wish it would happen."
In the latest nationwide survey, Huckabee polled even with President Obama (46 percent) in a hypothetical 2012 presidential contest.
For more about Barton, check out this essay by SCA Advisory Board member Rob Boston.