Former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee
Mike Huckabee addressed a crowd at the Freedom Summit in Manchester, New Hampshire on Saturday. He said that he is beginning to think North Korea has more freedom sometimes than the United States.
North Korea might be a stretch. If you don’t cry well enough over there, you end up in the gulag. He made some great points in his speech which got lost in that one hyperbolic comment.
“It used to be that in the United States of America the idea of freedom of speech meant that we wanted more people to come to the public square to express an opinion.”
“Today, with things like we’ve seen at Brandeis; with the idea that Condoleezza Rice, her seat on the Dropbox board is being challenged because somebody doesn’t like the fact that she had the same position on the War in Iraq that Hillary Clinton did; the CEO of Mozilla pushed out of his position because he had the same position in 2008 on Proposition 8 in California that Barack Obama claimed to have, that Hillary Clinton claimed to have, that Joe Biden claimed to have.”
“Do we really want an America where instead of having free speech we simply have a few forms of speech that are carefully protected by the radical left? And if you don’t agree with them, it’s not just that they want to put their voices to be louder, they want to shut yours down.”
“Freedom of speech in this country, that for which those men grabbed those muskets off the mantel did never mean that we’re to have fewer voices, but more voices. It wasn’t that we couldn’t dissent; it was that we could.”
“Whether you agree with the opinions or not. My gosh, I’m beginning to think that there is more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States.”
“When I go to the airport I have to get in the surrender position, people will put their hands all over me and I have to provide photo ID in a couple different forms, and prove that I really am not going to terrorize the aeroplane.”
“This government more concerned about a few hundred cattle grazing on some land than they are as to why four Americans were murdered in Benghazi and nobody answered the phone at 3 o’clock in the morning.”